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Travels with Gates
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, (middle left) U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (right) discuss issues at the Kremlin in Moscow, March 17, 2008.

U.S., Russian Officials Agree to Create Strategic Framework Document

MOSCOW, March 18, 2008 – After two days of intense talks here, U.S. and Russian officials have agreed to a draft of a “strategic framework” document that will hopefully guide the two sides through dealing with tough issues such as a European missile defense plan. Story

Gates: Positive Tone Marks Meetings

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice exchange pleasantries with Russian president Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, March 17, 2008.MOSCOW, March 17, 2008 – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates expressed a surprised satisfaction with the open manner of their first meetings today with Russian leaders. Story

 

Putin Hints at Progress in Talks

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets Russian President Vladimir Putin as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice looks on at the Kremlin in Moscow, March 17, 2008. MOSCOW, March 17, 2008 – Talks between top U.S. and Russian officials got off to a positive start today, with Russian President Vladimir Putin hinting at progress on key issues between the two countries. Story

Gates, Rice Arrive in Moscow

Russian army Gen. Vladimir Nikishin greets U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates upon his arrival at Vnukovo International Airport near Moscow, March 17, 2008. Gates is visiting Moscow to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin and president-elect Dmitriiy Medvedev.MOSCOW, March 17, 2008 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice landed here today for two days of talks with their Russian counterparts aimed at gaining ground on key issues that could forge ahead a missile defense plan for all of Europe. Story