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    Russia, US Agree to Bring Back Arms Control to OSCE Talks’ Agenda – Steinmeier

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    Russian and US officials agreed Thursday to bring back arms control talks to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the chairman of the organization said.

    POTSDAM (Sputnik) — Germany took over OSCE chairmanship for 2016 in January. Steinmeier will convene a formal meeting of OSCE member states’ foreign ministers toward the end of his country’s term in December.

    "I spoke to Russian and US representatives, and the Russian representative voiced clear support for a broader range of topics in the OSCE dialog," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told journalists.

    Speaking at a press briefing after an informal OSCE foreign ministers’ meeting in Potsdam near Berlin, Steinmeier said the US response was the same.

    "This marks the beginning of a discussion which will continue up to the formal meeting," the German foreign minister added.


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