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April 1, 2009

President Obama Meets With Russian President Medvedev – Agree To Reduce Nuclear Count

APTOPIX BRITAIN US RUSSIA OBAMA G20 The United States and Russia have reached a deal to reopen nuclear disarmament talks, to “pursue” a reduction in the number of warheads held by both countries. The two countries will embark on the first major arms discussions since 1997. Both countries want to reduce the number of warheads, but no firm number has been reached.

“We agreed to pursue new and verifiable reductions in our strategic offensive arsenals in a step-by-step process, beginning by replacing the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with a new, legally-binding treaty,” said a joint U.S.-Russian statement released by the White House.

“We are instructing our negotiators to start talks immediately on this new treaty and to report on results achieved in working out the new agreement by July.”

APTOPIX BRITAIN US RUSSIA OBAMA G20 The leaders agreed to craft a replacement for the expiring 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which limited the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals to between 1,700 and 2,200 warheads, known as START before it expires on December 5, 2009. It seems that a formal USA/Russia summit may take place as early as this July since Obama accepted an invitation from Medvedev to visit Moscow in July.

president-obama-president-medvedev-4-1-09-c  President Obama said that a new arms control treaty push “is a good place to start” in rebuilding a partnership with Russia.

I love President Obama’s body language at this meeting.  🙂

March 31, 2009

Schedule: President and Mrs. Obama Goes To Europe

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Tuesday:

The Obamas are scheduled to arrive in London approximately 7:30pm local time (3:30pm EST).  The UK is 4 hours ahead of EST.

Wednesday:

President and Mrs. Obama will breakfast with Prime Minister and Mrs. Brown at 10 Downing Street then President Obama will hold talks with Prime Minister Brown.  Meetings with Russian President Dmitriy Anatolyevich Medvedev and Chinese President Hu Jintao will follow and then Obama will meet with David Cameron, leader of the British Conservative Party and end the day with her Majesty the Queen of England.

Thursday:

The big day.  G20 summit. 

President Obama will also meet the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak and King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia.

Friday:

Departs for Strasbourg, France (Near the German border)

President Obama will meet with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and hold a town-hall meeting.  He will then travel to Baden-Baden, Germany where he will visit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and will then return to Strasbourg.

Saturday:

Attends NATO summit in Strasbourg.

Departs for Prague, Czech Republic

Sunday:

Attends EU-US summit.

Departs for Ankara, Turkey

Monday:

Departs Ankara for U.S of A

 

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Our POTUS and First Lady arrived in Britain at Stansted Airport in Essex, England at 7:51pm GMT (3:51pm EST), where they were met on the tarmac by Chancellor Alistair Darling and his wife Margaret and Britain’s Charge D’Affair’s Richard LeBaron and his wife Jean Foshee LeBaron. They then travelled on Marine One to the grounds of Winfield House, the U.S. Ambassador’s London residence. 

 

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