Russia and the United States will hold consultations on strategic stability on July 28. This is reported by the American newspaper The Hill, citing an unnamed source in the State Department.
The Hill article is devoted to the attempts of Republican Senator Ted Cruz to delay the approval of candidates for key posts in the US administration. So, according to the publication, Democrats criticize Croix for blocking the approval of Bonnie Jenkins for the post of Deputy Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
вЂњJenkins will be the senior official [from the United States] involved in these negotiations, and it is very important that we have a Senate вЂ” approved leader<...> given such a huge responsibility to these historic negotiations with Russia,вЂќ a US State Department representative told the publication.
Earlier, the Presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin, and Joe Biden adopted a joint statement following the summit in Geneva, which states that in the near future both countries will launch a comprehensive, substantive, and energetic dialogue on strategic stability.
The meeting of the heads of Russia and the United States was held on June 16 in Geneva. The negotiations consisted of two parts: in a narrow and expanded format. In total, the meeting lasted about 4.5 hours.