Obama and Medvedev - Joint Press Conference
The two leaders have signed what’s called a statement of understanding that says we agree to work on a deal to bring down the numbers of nuclear warheads to below Cold War standards . The figure has been taunted to bring the warheads down to about 1500.
There has also been an agreement for overflight of Russian territory, which will help with resupply to Afghanistan.
The Chief of Staff of the Russian Army and Chairman of Joint Chiefs signed Frame Work of Military Cooperation between US and Russian Forces for the year 2009. This agreement was suspended after Russia invaded Georgia.
Points from Joint News Conference:
Negotians completed. First visit of Obama was a busy one.
Useful and open business like conversation.
We have agreed to continue to communicate like this
Not a simple job because backlog of problems is considerate
We have reached mutually beneficial results.
The work we are doing requires understanding, mutual respect and understanding of each other
We cannot remove the burden of all the problems
International Subects: Middle East Settlements – continue talks, discussed the possibility of Moscow Conference
Afghanistan- we have agreed on a special statement.
New Agreement on Strategic Offensive Arms. Carriers and War Heads = two countries can have 500 –1100 carriers. 1500 – 1675 war heads
Agreement on Military Transit to Afghanistan
Productive Meeting concluded
Relationshing suffered, reset relationship
Increase Nuclear Security – reduction of our own arsenals. Reduce by a third. Treaty to be completed this year.
Secure all nuclear materials in four years.
Constructive discussion on North Korea and Iran
Joint statement on cooperation on Missile Defence
US Russian Presidential Commission
Live Blog and Explanations by White House on Various Agreements
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