Russia and the United States have agreed to continue work on preparing a new agreement on limiting strategic offensive armaments, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a news conference after the Russian-U.S. negotiations in the "two plus two format" on Tuesday. ( Itar-Tass )
"As regards the future treaty on strategic offensive armaments, an agreement has been fixed that it should be legally binding, although we're facing much work to flesh out the document; and we'll continue this work, too," Lavrov said.
"The proposals on all the issues we have discussed today within the scope of the strategic framework of the dialogue, will be reported to the presidents when we have finalized the document," according to the diplomat.
"On the whole, it seems to me that today's session confirmed the readiness of the American and Russian sides to continue to follow the course set by Presidents Putin and Bush, which implies maximum stepping up of practical partnership on implementing joint initiatives and accords, and further concrete professional work on the elimination the disagreements which, of course, remain on a range of issues," he stated.