Moscow proposes to discuss strategic security issues at the expected meeting of the two presidents
Russia suggests discussing arms control and security issues at the expected summit of U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this on Tuesday.
According to Lavrov, Russia is still waiting for Washington to answer questions related to the expected meeting between the two leaders, and that Moscow has suggested that strategic nuclear stability issues concerning both offensive and defensive weapons should take center stage.
U.S. Special Representative for Disarmament Affairs Robert Wood said preparations for the talks were underway.
“President Biden and President Putin have agreed to analyze discussions on a range of issues related to arms control and emerging security issues,” Wood said, speaking at a UN virtual conference on disarmament issues.
He stressed that the two presidents are preparing for this discussion.
Recall that U.S.-Russian relations reached a post-Cold War low point after President Biden answered in the affirmative whether Putin was a murderer and Moscow summoned the Russian ambassador to Washington for consultations.