‘Obama,Medvedev to agree on nuclear arms’

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and US President Barack Obama will make joint declarations about bilateral ties...

Written by Press Trust Of India | Moscow | Published:March 29, 2009 12:00 am

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and US President Barack Obama will make joint declarations about bilateral ties and their nuclear weapons stockpile next week,Kremlin said on Saturday.

The two leaders are to hold their maiden meeting on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in London on April 1. Medvedev and Obama are to issue two joint declarations on bilateral relations and for renewing a key Cold War disarmament pact,the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START),said a top Kremlin aide.

“We will have two presidential statements — on Russian-US relations in general,but also on START. The texts are shaping up nicely and should become the starting point for our future work,” Kremlin foreign policy aide Sergei Prikhodko told reporters.

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