Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday, July 13, to advance areas of U.S.-Russia cooperation and discuss issues of mutual concern.

Following their meetings, former Secretary Clinton and Foreign Minister Lavrov held a joint press availability and announced and signed a series of agreements:

  • The ministers signed the ‘Agreement Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Regarding Cooperation in Adoption of Children’ to strengthen procedural safeguards for adoptions between our countries. Fact Sheet» Background Briefing»
  • The ministers announced the ‘Agreement Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Regarding Visa Issuance’ to issue, as a rule, 36-month, multiple entry visas to business people and tourists. Fact Sheet»
  • The ministers signed a protocol to extend and amend the 1994 Joint Coordinating Committee for Radiation Effects Research Agreement. Fact Sheet»
  • The ministers exchanged diplomatic notes to bring into force the U.S.-Russian Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement. Fact Sheet»
  • Finally, the ministers announced the completion of an Air Navigation Services agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration and the Russian State Air Traffic Management Corporation to increase cooperation and air safety. Fact Sheet»