Russia-US Strategic Stability Consultation Held in Geneva, Switzerland Both sides agree to meet again in September

  On July 28, local time, the Russia-US strategic stability consultation was held in Geneva, Switzerland, with the aim of "trying to stabilize a very deteriorating relationship."

The meeting took a closed-door format. The inter-departmental delegations of the two sides were led by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and US Deputy Secretary of State Sherman.

  According to a report by Swissinfo that night, the Russian news agency TASS quoted Ryabkov as saying that the United States expressed its willingness to engage in constructive dialogue during the talks; the US State Department described the talks as "professional and substantive."

The two sides agreed to meet again in September.

  The report pointed out that Russia and the United States reached an agreement before the "New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty" expires on February 5 this year to extend the validity period to February 5, 2026.

The treaty limits the number of strategic nuclear warheads, missiles and bombers that Russia and the United States can deploy.

Some experts predicted before the meeting that the two sides will discuss which weapon systems and technologies receive the most attention.

  According to the Swiss "24 Hours" report, the meeting was held amidst frictions between the two countries on a series of issues including arms control. Both Russia and the United States did not hold high expectations before the dialogue.

  On June 16, local time, Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Biden met in Geneva to conduct dialogues on important areas such as cyber security and human rights. They expressed their positions and did not achieve any major breakthroughs.

At the same time, the two sides decided to start consultations on strategic stability.

(Headquarters reporter Zhang Jinghao)

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