US and RF Deputy Foreign Ministers Discuss Security Issues

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On July 18, the leaders of the US delegation will brief NATO allies on the results of the talks

Under Secretary of State John Sullivan led a US delegation to Geneva to participate in the US-Russia Strategic Security Dialogue, the United States Foreign Office said Wednesday. Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan was accompanied by Deputy Chief of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson. The delegation includes senior officials from the National Security Council, Department of Defense and Department of Energy.

The Russian delegation is headed by Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Ryabkov.

The current meeting builds on the results of the discussions that Secretary of State Pompeo held with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during the meeting on May 14 in Sochi, the document says..

The State Department statement emphasizes that, as the US delegation has clearly stated, effective arms control requires a commitment to full and verifiable compliance with existing treaties..US and Russian Deputy Foreign Ministers Discuss Security Issues The US delegation also highlighted concerns about the development and deployment of non-strategic nuclear weapons by Russia and a lack of transparency regarding existing commitments..

John Sullivan and Andrea Thompson will reportedly travel to Brussels on July 18 to brief the Allies at NATO Headquarters of the meeting..

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