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Published:August 30th, 2007 01:59 EST
Sergey Lavrov Meets US Delegation Led by Senator Richard Lugar

Sergey Lavrov Meets US Delegation Led by Senator Richard Lugar

By SOP newswire

Russian Federation Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on August 29 received an American delegation led by Senator Richard Lugar, in Moscow on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (Nunn-Lugar).

During the conversation the significance of the Program was noted for strengthening cooperation between our countries in disarmament and WMD nonproliferation efforts and, in particular, on the destruction of nuclear arms subject to reduction under bilateral treaties.

Issues relating to further arms reduction and control were also touched on, as well as bilateral and international cooperation in the field of reinforcing the nonproliferation regime and promoting the peaceful utilization of nuclear energy.  The need to activate the potential of nonstate commercial and public entities for tackling disarmament and nonproliferation tasks was underscored in this context.

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