Berlin hopes for the success of the Vienna talks on arms control
Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas on Thursday expressed hope that negotiations of the Russian Federation and the United States on arms control, is scheduled for 22 June in Vienna, will be successful.
"For the last time we had a few setbacks on the part of disarmament treaties - the INF Treaty, the open skies Treaty. Therefore, the start - one of the remaining important pillars of the architecture of arms control. I would be happy if these negotiations will be successful and will lead to the preservation of what already exists in the architecture of arms control and maybe something else will be added," said Maas at the press conference following talks with Austrian counterpart in Vienna.
Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov informed RIA Novosti has confirmed that the interdepartmental consultations of the Russian Federation and the United States arms control and strategic stability will be held in Vienna June 22.
On Monday the special envoy of the U.S. President for arms control Marshall Billingsley announced that it has agreed with 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. The official representative of the foreign Ministry of China Hua Chunying said Tuesday that China does not intend to participate in tripartite negotiations with the United States and Russia on nuclear weapons.