Russia-US summit agenda

The Washington agenda of Vladimir Putin's stay in the US features no protocol events - something allowing the two presidents to discuss calmly all issues as scheduled. Deputy chief of the presidential administration Sergei Prikhodko said as much to newsmen.

Putin will arrive at George Bush's residence in Camp David on September 26th. In the evening the two leaders will hold narrow-format negotiations, and on September 27th they will meet in an extended format.

Prikhodko noted the Putin-Bush talks would consider bilateral military-strategic interaction, putting into effect the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty and missile defense cooperation.

Nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and measures to avert them from landing into the hands of terrorists will be considered separately.

The situation in Iraq will become a priority.

Putin and Bush will consider the situation in the Middle East. Prikhodko has not ruled it out that the talks will be followed by joint Russia-US measures, including within the international quartet, seeking to help the conflicting sides break the vicious circle of violence and return to the road map.

As for economic interaction, Putin and Bush will consider the results of the energy summit in St. Petersburg held before the Camp David meeting.

At the same time, the Kremlin spokesman noted the economic focus would be laid upon the need to eliminate barriers and limitations hampering dynamic contacts between people and mutually advantageous trade and economic ties.

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