The Press Secretary of the White House, Tony Snow called the Russian President's proposal on the joint use of the Russian-leased Azerbaijan Gabala Radar Station with the US a "constructive step forward" .
"Now we have grounds for talk," Snow briefed the media on the 12th of June in Washington. "As you know, the complexity of this issue was undetermined until the G8 summit, Russia was decisively against any missile defense system, yet now Russia is willing and we consider this to be a constructive step forward," the Press Secretary of George Bush stated.
"We do not consider this a game. We see this as a policy of constructive effort to search for the best system, which will ensure security for all," Snow said. Thus, the Presidents of Russia and the USA will meet again in Kennebankport ( Men State) in the near future to further discuss this issue, RIA Novosti reports.
In addition, according to Snow, consultations are planned at the level of ministers and national security advisers with regards to the Russian proposal and missile defense system.