Topical issues of Russo-American dialogue, within the framework of arrangements for the forthcoming political contacts at the high and highest level, were discussed on Tuesday at a meeting between Russian deputy foreign minister Georgy Mamedov and director of the department for Russia of the US National Security Council Thomas Graham.
The press and information department of the Russian foreign ministry reported that Mamedov, in particular, expressed the hope that the treaty on strategic offensive reductions will be ratified before the end of this year, and specific steps to develop cooperation in the interests of strengthening strategic stability will be made in the anti-missile defence sphere.
In the course of the talk, the Russian side expressed gratitude for efficient cooperation in the common anti-terrorist struggle during taking hostages in Moscow, which symbolises the new spirit of partnership in Russo-American relations, says the report of the Russian foreign ministry.
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