Russo-American summit is to adopt statement on co-operation between people

A statement on co-operation between people will be adopted during the Russo-American summit, this was disclosed to a RIA Novosti correspondent on Wednesday by official spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Aleksander Yakovenko. According to him, both sides plan to discuss "concrete measures concerning the development of bilateral relations in the cultural, educational and other spheres, promotion of youth and parliamentary exchanges, contacts between Russian and American public organisations". "All the mentioned points will be reflected in the statement on cooperation between people," the high-ranking diplomat said. The US Ambassador to Moscow Alexander Vershbow earlier expressed the hope that an agreement concerning the simplification of visas issuing process would be reached during the Russo-American summit. Particularly, it is very important for the youth generation, he said. "It is necessary that the youth take more active part in the development of relations between the two countries," Vershbow stressed. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksei Meshkov also spoke for addressing the questions of simplifying travelling between Russia and the US. According to him, "it is necessary to have more contacts and exchanges between the two nations, mutual recognition, exploration and enrichment of cultures." "Thus we will consolidate mutual trust, which will be an impartial addition to security and stability, concerning the relations between both countries," Meshkov concluded.

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