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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 22, 2001

Joint Statement by President Bush and Russian President Putin on Upcoming Consultations on Strategic Issues

We agreed that major changes in the world require concrete discussions of both offensive and defensive systems. We already have some strong and tangible points of agreement. We will shortly begin intensive consultations on the interrelated subjects of offensive and defensive systems.