Ryabkov confirmed a meeting with the USA on strategic stability
Interministerial consultations of the Russian Federation and the United States arms control and strategic stability will be held in Vienna on 22 June, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"The twenty second of June will take place in Vienna meeting on arms control and strategic stability at the level from the Russian side Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs, with American - the special envoy of the President of the United States Marshall Billingsley. Consultations will be held in an interagency format. We welcome the resumption of such contacts," - said Ryabkov.
"However, we have a puzzling mention in Washington that the us side expects at this meeting the representatives of the people's Republic of China. We have no understanding regarding the readiness of China for such contact. We respect the important position of Beijing," - said the Deputy Minister.
On Monday, the special envoy of the U.S. President for arms control Marshall Billingsley announced that it has agreed with the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov on the negotiations regarding the time and place of negotiations on nuclear weapons in June. He said that the talks also invited the representative of China.
China does not intend to participate in tripartite negotiations with the United States and Russia on nuclear weapons, said on Tuesday the official representative of Chinese foreign Ministry Hua Chunying.