Landing in Europe after her recent tour of Asia, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov last Friday in Geneva. Reflecting the Obama Administration’s new policy of cooperation in international relations, the pair discussed initiating a new nuclear arms control treaty.
Clinton called the project of “highest priority” and predicted significant movement on a supplement to the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty before the current version expires at the end of the year. “We will do everything to have this agreement reached,” Lavrov added. The agreement will also supplement further nuclear non-proliferation talks already scheduled for 2010.
The diplomatic meeting comes ahead of the April meeting of the G20 nations in London, which will be the first meeting of President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
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