US President George Bush intends to propose his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to start cooperation in missile defense during the forthcoming Russia-US summit in Moscow, the AP agency said on Thursday, referring to a top spokesman for Bush's administration. According to the spokesman, George Bush will advance a proposal on sharing US ABM technologies with Russia during his visit to Moscow. The US President aims to include the provision on Russian-US ABM cooperation in the document on strategic partnership between the two countries, which will be signed in Moscow with a new START treaty, the AP agency said. The AP agency gave no details on ABM technologies, mentioned by the spokesman.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969