U.S. Ready to Upgrade Maritime Incident Prevention Agreement with Russia

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The US are ready to upgrade the agreement with Russia on prevention of incidents on the high seas and in the airspace above it, which was signed in 1972. Admiral Michael Gilday, chief of staff of the U.S. Navy, said.

“Regarding the INCSEA (Incidents at Sea Agreement), I always think about how we can do better. So if the Russians have a similar view, I’m open to discussion,” he explained in an Internet briefing.

The Chief of Staff of the US Navy noted that bilateral consultations are held annually. According to him, this issue will probably be on the agenda of the upcoming meeting.

“I believe that we should be transparent and open in any way that enhances maritime security, avoiding any kind of incident that could harm seafarers from both countries,” the admiral added.

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