News

ACCESSION NUMBER:00000
FILE ID:95102604.WWE
DATE:10/26/95
TITLE:26-10-95  COMMERCE, RUSSIAN DELEGATION DISCUSS EXPORT CONTROL

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Washington -- Commerce Department officials will meet with Russian
government officials and leaders of Russian companies to discuss
export control issues. The industry-government relationship in export
control systems and the manner in which snub relations strengthen the
system will be the focus of the meetings.

Following is the text of the October 26 news release.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Commerce Department officials are hosting a
delegation of Russian government officials and leaders of Russian
companies at meetings in Washington this week to discuss export
control issues.

This is the second technical-level exchange between Russian and U.S.
officials concerning export controls. The particular focus of this
session will be on the industry-government relationship in export
control systems and the manner in which such relations strengthen the
system.

"The United States and Russia share important and common interests in
expanding commercial relations, controlling sensitive technologies,
and reducing the world-wide threat from proliferation of weapons of
mass destruction," said Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown. "Meetings
such as this are vital to the success of such cooperative efforts."

The United States and Russian governments have been partners in
reinforcing such multilateral export control regimes as the Missile
Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and Russia will become a founding
member of the new multilateral control regime that will replace COCOM
(Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls).

"Bilateral cooperation, as represented by this meeting, has
strengthened the partnership between our countries," said William A.
Reinsch, Commerce under secretary for Export Administration. "Our
joint efforts to strengthen export controls in both countries and to
expand defense conversion efforts are dramatically reducing the
threats to the peace and security of all the world's peoples."

In addition to the meetings scheduled for Washington, D.C., the
Russian delegation visited U.S. companies to discuss how they comply
with export control obligations and to explore possible business
opportunities.

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