A meeting of interdepartmental delegations of Russia and the United States has begun in Vienna, where the parties will discuss current issues in the field of international security and arms control, the Russian permanent mission to international organizations in the Austrian capital reported on Monday.
Consultations will be held from 27 to 30 July.
“The meeting of experts from Russia and the United States on strategic stability in the format of three working groups has just begun in Vienna,” the permanent mission said in a Twitter message.
As previously reported in the Russian Foreign Ministry, the meeting will be held on doctrines and capabilities, transparency and verification, and space security.
Before this, Russian-American consultations on strategic stability were held in Vienna on June 22-23. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov led the Russian delegation at the talks, and the American delegation was led by the US President’s special envoy for arms control, Marshall Billingsley. They discussed the issue of extending the strategic offensive arms reduction Treaty (Start-3) and maintaining stability and predictability in the context of the termination of the INF Treaty. During the consultations, the parties confirmed the launch of the space working group and many others.