For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 9, 2005
Statement on United States and Russian Cooperation
During the past few days, American and Russian negotiators have made significant progress on a common approach to resolving soon the question of liability protections for important cooperative programs. This agreement will help put these programs on solid ground for the long haul and enable us to strengthen and extend our cooperation, including on reducing the risks of proliferation of weapons and materials of mass destruction.