Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 13, 2011


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will meet 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, Secretary Clinton and Foreign Minister Lavrov will hold a joint press availability at approximately 2:00 p.m. They also intend to announce and sign a series of agreements:

  • The ministers will sign 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.
  • The ministers will announce 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.
  • The ministers will sign a protocol to extend and amend the 1994 Joint Coordinating Committee for Radiation Effects Research Agreement and will exchange diplomatic notes to bring into force the U.S.-Russian Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement.
  • Finally, the ministers will announce 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.


The event will be open to credentialed members of the media.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.



PRN: 2011/1171