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A sustainable U.S.-Russian partnership requires further action in arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation to ensure a stable and enduring relationship. During the meeting of the Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR) Group in Gstaad, Switzerland, on February 2, 2011, participants discusse...

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SuPR Meeting in Washington DC

28.11.2011

p6934_1.jpgMOSCOW, 28 NOVEMBER 2011. PIR PRESS – On December 6-7, 2011 PIR Center together with the Ploughshares Fund will hold a meeting of the Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR) Group on “Future of the Russian-US Strategic Dialogue: Beyond Deterrence – Building a Sustainable Agenda”. We expect that Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the USA Sergey Kislyak and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs Ellen Tauscher will take part in the meeting.

The SuPR Group is actively working to promote Russian-American dialogue on key international security issues. The meeting is to take place the day after the State Duma elections, which will undoubtedly have an impact on the formation of Russian foreign policy agenda for the next 5 years.p6934_3.jpg

SuPR was established by PIR Center in collaboration with Ploughshares Fund on April 8, 2010, the day when the New START Treaty was signed. The SuPR Group's main objective is to support continuing and long-lasting success in the efforts by the Russian Federation and the United States to work as partners on the most important issues on the global security agenda. The SuPR Group was presented on International Conference “New START Signed, What's Next?” (June 25, 2010).

p6934_2.jpgOn February 2, 2011, the SuPR Group met in Gstaad, Switzerland, to discuss next steps in nuclear disarmament. SuPR Group members also discussed how both countries could better work together on the most urgent regional nuclear nonproliferation challenge – the Middle East. The recommendations to the authorities of the White House and Kremlin were prepared and forwarded as a result of the meeting of SuPR Group in February 2011.

The Agenda of the Washington meeting and the List of participants are available at PIRCenter website.

For all questions related to SuPR, please contact “Nuclear Nonproliferation and Russia” Program Coordinator Ivan Trushkin by tel.: +7 (495) 987-19-15, fax: +7 (495) 987-19-14 or via e-mail: trushkin at pircernter.org

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