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Russia and U.S. To Hold Full-Format Strategic Consultations in Geneva

July 4, 2019 (EIRNS)—Russia and the United States will hold consultations on strategic issues in mid-July in Geneva, the Director of Russia’s Foreign Ministry Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Vladimir Yermakov told TASS. “There is an agreement to hold full-format consultations on strategic issues involving representatives of relevant departments the mid-July in Geneva,” he said.

“We are continuing to form the agenda. Neither we nor the Americans are drawing any ‘red lines.’ We expect a frank in-depth dialogue. In our opinion, a good opportunity is opening up to return to mutually respectful constructive negotiations on the entire complex of the strategic agenda,”

he said.

“On July 1-2, we held working meetings at the State Department at the level of the U.S. Under Secretary of State. The meeting was of an ‘observing’ nature in the context of future strategic dialogue, the resumption of which was entrusted to the presidents of the two countries.”

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