Title: "Commerce, Russian Delegation Discuss Export Control." Focusing on the industry-government relationship in export control systems and the manner in which such relations
strengthen the system, Russian government officials and company executives will meet with Commerce Department officials to discuss export control issues. (951026)
10/26/95 COMMERCE, RUSSIAN DELEGATION DISCUSS EXPORT CONTROL (Text: Commerce news release) (330) 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. (Begin text) 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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