Russia and the US are moving forward in their talks with a new meeting marked by “substantial” debate

Russia and the United States agreed to form two working groups on arms control and “strategic effects” this Thursday after an “intense” and “substantial” debate at the second meeting since Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Joe Biden, met in June.

The Russian and US delegations met within the framework of the bilateral strategic stability dialogue, in which both heads of state and government agreed to “carry out an integrated, considered and solid process”.

Russia and the US are moving forward in their talks with a new meeting marked by “substantial” debate
Russia and the US are moving forward in their talks with a new meeting marked by “substantial” debate

The US delegation was led by Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman, while the Russian delegation was led by Deputy Secretary of State Sergei Ryabkov.

In a statement issued by Washington and Moscow and shared by the State Department, they said they had agreed to “create two working groups of inter-agency experts, the Working Group on Principles and Targets for Future Arms Control and the Working Group on Capacities and measures with a strategic effect “.

Finally, they agreed that the two working groups would begin their meetings, which would be followed by a third meeting of the delegations.

Diplomatic relations between the two countries have suffered a severe blow since Biden came to power. Last March, the US President described Putin as a “murderer” and instead wished him “good health”. In May, the Russian government declared the USA, together with the Czech Republic, an “unfriendly” country.

However, after a summit in Geneva in June, both heads of state and government agreed to initiate a dialogue that would bring the positions between Washington and Moscow closer.

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