Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Osobnyak Guest House
Moscow, Russia
October 13, 2009

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much for that warm welcome. I am delighted to be here, along with a very committed team from America. Since you and I first met in New York back in the spring and our presidents (inaudible) moving forward on a strategic dialogue, there has been a great deal of work already done.

And today, we’ll have a chance to discuss the progress we’re making, along with other important matters both between our two countries, but increasingly, important matters which we are working on together globally. I, unfortunately, was not able to come during the summit between our presidents because I broke my elbow, but now both my elbow and our relationship are reset and we’re moving forward, which I greatly welcome.

Thank you, Mr. Minister.

PRN: 2009/T13-11