Biden Putin on the phone

Biden Putin on the phone

Photo: in June last year, the Russian military displayed the rs-24 yars ballistic missile at the military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the victory of the patriotic war. /Information picture

[Ta Kung Pao] after U.S. President Biden took office, he and Russian President Vladimir Putin talked on the phone for the first time on the 26th. The two sides reached an agreement on the five-year extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and agreed that the two teams should complete the extension of the treaty as soon as possible before February 5, the associated press and Reuters reported.

The Kremlin said Biden and Putin are satisfied with the exchange of diplomatic notes on the extension of the treaty between the United States and Russia. The treaty is the only effective Arms Limitation Treaty between the two countries and will expire on the 5th of next month. The treaty stipulates that the two countries must comprehensively reduce the nuclear warheads and missiles deployed during the cold war.

The White House said Biden also expressed concern to Putin about the arrest of Russian opposition leader navani during the call. The statement said the leaders of the two countries agreed to continue to maintain “transparent and continuous” communication.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on the 27th that China welcomes the US and Russia to reach an agreement on the extension of the treaty. The extension of the treaty is conducive to maintaining global strategic stability and promoting international peace and security, which is in line with the common expectation of the international community. China hopes that both sides will complete the relevant procedures for the extension of the treaty as soon as possible.

In addition, Russian President Putin warned at the Davos Forum on the 27 day that the growing inequality, unemployment and the rise of populism triggered a series of new conflicts. COVID-19 intensified the conflict, global security is deteriorating, and the world is likely to fall into “ the dark anti Utopia &rdquo.

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