The forthcoming Russian-US summit will influence on a series of the most important international events, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksei Meshkov told an international conference in Moscow on Friday. According to Meshkov, Russia-NATO and Russia-EU summits and a meeting between G8 leaders in Canada in June 2002 are scheduled after the Russian-US summit. A common Russian-US task is "to give new standards for Russian-US cooperation on key security, peace and stability issues and for bilateral relations in practical spheres," following the decisions, which the Russian and US Presidents will make in Moscow, Meshkov said.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed