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17 Jun, 2008 10:06

Medvedev and Kissinger find it's good to talk

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has held talks with the former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in Moscow, with relations between the two countries and their future development topping the agenda.

Mr Kissinger has great experience in diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Russia, having met with Russia's former president Vladimir Putin many times. Besides the meeting with the President, he is also scheduled to have talks with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

The USA’s plans to build radar bases in Eastern Europe are sure to be discussed by Kissinger and Lavrov, as well as democracy in Russia, which has been criticised by President George Bush and the current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. However, Kissinger is already on record as saying that Russia does not need to stick to a U.S. type of democracy and is free to go its own democratic way.

After talks with Dmitry Medvedev, the former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has also had an informal meeting with Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.