Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at the meeting with former US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Moscow, June 1, 2018

Saturday, 09 June 2018 18:42

Mr Moniz,

We are happy to welcome you in your new position as a co-chair of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). We know you as a participant in the international efforts to promote non-proliferation and new forms of cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

When you were the US Secretary of Energy, in 2013, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the United States signed an Intergovernmental Agreement on Cooperation in Nuclear- and Energy-Related Scientific Research and Development, which is now called 123 Agreement. Since then, practical contacts and the work on implementing this agreement have been frozen, due to circumstances beyond our control.

I hope that in your current position you will facilitate the restoration of the normal forms of cooperation between our countries in the field of nuclear power, all the more so since today you are holding a relevant round table discussion together with Mr Ivanov in the Russian International Affairs Council.  

We will be very interested to hear your assessment of the current situation regarding Iran’s nuclear programme, given that you were the main architect of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Welcome!

Popular articles

27 December 2017

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with RT, Moscow,...

Question: Let us begin with global matters. The first question will be about the multipolar world Russia has been talking about for more than ten years....
20 October 2017

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during...

My dear Staffan, esteemed Mr de Mistura,We greatly appreciate your visit to Moscow at this crucial time for progress in the Syrian settlement process. The...
17 November 2017

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to...

Ladies and gentlemen,We have completed talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina Jorge Marcelo Faurie, who has come to Moscow for...
Emergency phone number only for the citizens of Russia in emergency in India +91-81-3030-0551
Address:
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110021
Telephones:
(91-11) 2611-0640/41/42;
(91-11) 2687 38 02;
(91-11) 2687 37 99
E-mail:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.