Office of the President of the Republic
Press release 22/2020
4 October 2020
The latest round of talks on strategic stability and nuclear arms control between the United States and Russia, started in Vienna in the summer, continues on Monday in Helsinki. Also in the previous round in 2017 deputy foreign ministers of the United States and Russia met in Helsinki. We welcome the negotiators again, this time Ambassador Billingslea and Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov. Finland is always ready to offer its good offices for promoting peace and security. Securing a confidential environment for dialogue, as desired by the parties involved, is an important part of this work. As the previous time, President Niinistö will meet both negotiators after their talks.