Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 25, 2011


Delegations from the United States and the Russian Federation will meet in Geneva, Switzerland, from March 28 to April 8, for the inaugural session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission (BCC). The BCC is the implementation body created by the New START Treaty. Under the terms of the Treaty, it is required to meet at least twice each year, unless the Parties agree otherwise. The New START Treaty entered into force on February 5, and implementation of the Treaty is well underway.

At the BCC meeting, the United States and Russia will coordinate and discuss technical issues related to the implementation of the Treaty.



PRN: 2011/472