Russia, US to agree on strategic framework document
The outgoing Russian and US presidents will sign an agreement mapping out the legacy of relations between their two countries in what may be their last tete-a-tete meeting this weekend, Interfax news agency quoted a Kremlin source as saying Tuesday. ( dpa )
"Experts are working productively on a strategic framework document which will become a reference point during the transitional period and for the medium-term," the Kremlin source told Interfax.
The source called the agreement "a road map" for bilateral relations after Russian President Vladimir Putin hands power to his successor on May 6 and US President George W Bush's term ends next year.
The two leaders are set to meet on Sunday at Putin's residence in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi.
The Kremlin source also suggested that a standoff over US plans to deploy a missile defence system in Eastern Europe will be resolved at the meeting.