The two leaders pledged to improve relations between the countries, which had reportedly worsened during the previous administration.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – President Barack Obama met with Russia President Dmitry Medvedev Monday, with the two reaching agreements on a range of issues. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), both leaders agreed to cut nuclear weapon stockpiles and work to improve relations between the countries, among other things.
Obama is quoted in the report as stating that the two men both believed that relations between the United States and Russia had “suffered from a sense of drift,” and remarked “President Medvedev and I are committed to leaving behind the suspicion and rivalry of the past.”
Medvedev is further quoted by the AP as stating, “This is the first but very important step in improving full-scale cooperation between our two countries, which would go to the benefit of both states.”
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