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Russia and US Intend to Begin Strategic Stability Dialogue – American Diplomat

20.07.2017 18:31

Russia and the United States intend to launch a dialogue ohn strategic stability, in which not only both ministries responsible for foreign policy, but also other agencies, a State Department official said after the end of the round of Russian-US consultations on issues of bilateral relations.

In the opinion of American diplomats, bilateral talks between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon ended with serious compromise solutions.

The US State Department released a statement mentioning the talks on strategic stability and convening a new meeting of the Bilateral Consultative Commission overseeing the implementation of the New Start Treaty.

"Moscow and Washington are "committed to holding future New START Bilateral Consultative Commission and Strategic Stability Talks and will exchange scheduling proposals in the near future", US State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

"The United States and Russia continue to implement the New START Treaty in a pragmatic manner. The Bilateral Consultative Commission is the existing mechanism for implementation of New START. The BCC normally meets twice a year. The Thirteenth Session of the BCC under the United States-Russia New START Treaty was held in Geneva from March 29 to April 11. The U.S. and Russian delegations continued the discussion of practical issues related to the implementation of the Treaty", he added.

Meeting between Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump gave a new impetus to Russian-American relations. The sides indicated their willingness to resolve disputes through diplomatic negotiations.