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Secretary Rice: Travel to Russia, March 17-19, 2008

Secretary Rice with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov 
U.S.-Russian Relations
Secretary Rice (Mar. 18):
"We have agreed that there should be a joint strategic framework document for the presidents to be able to record all of the elements of the U.S.-Russia relationship as we go forward into the future. ... [W]e look forward to further discussions as we flesh out this joint strategic framework." Full Text
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived in Moscow on March 17 for two days of talks with their Russian counterparts. The talks are aimed at gaining ground on key issues that could forge ahead a missile defense plan for all of Europe. The Secretaries held similar consultations with those individuals October 12, 2007. And as in October, the agenda will cover a broad range of bilateral, strategic issues, including missile defense, post START arrangements, cooperation on nonproliferation, as well as counterterrorism.

Remarks made during the trip
--03/18/08 Remarks with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov
--03/17/08 Remarks With Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

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U.S. Ambassador to Russia Burns, SecDef Gates, SecState Rice, President Putin
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