US, Russia discuss arms control, strategic stability

Source : 112 Ukraine

Geneva hosted the second such event this year
13:32, 1 October 2021


The meeting of US and Russian delegates, already second this year took place in Geneva, Switzerland. The sides discussed arms control and strategic stability in general.

According to Voice of America, the delegations "agreed to shape two expert groups". One of them is to work on principles and tasks of future arms control and the work group on potentials and actions that could have strategic effect. The delegations also agreed that the third plenary meeting will take place. 

United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman represented the US delegation. Sergei Ryabkov, Deputy Foreign Minister arrived on the behalf of the Russian Federation.

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"The two delegations last met in Geneva on July 28.  The Strategic Stability Dialogue follows from a commitment made by President Biden and Russian President Putin in their June 2021 Geneva meeting to have a deliberate and robust dialogue that will seek to lay the groundwork for future arms control and risk reduction measures", says the recent commentary of the US Deparment of the State.

Related: US, Russia to discuss nuclear arms control on September 29

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