16/02/2017 21:52

Valery Gerasimov and Joseph Dunford agreed on joint work to reduce world’s tensions

Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces – First Deputy Defence Minister General of the Army Valery Gerasimov and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of the United States of America General Joseph Dunford had a meeting in Baku.

General of the Army Valery Gerasimov and General Joseph Dunford exchanged their views on condition of the Russia-America relationship, assessments of situations in the field of international security in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and other key regions of the world.

The parties defined directions of joint work aimed to raise the safety level of military activities, decrease tensions and risks of incidents.

The sides agreed to continue contacts.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford meets with Army Gen. Valeriy Gerasimov, Russia’s chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and first deputy minister of defense, in Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 16, 2017. The military leaders exchanged their views on the state of U.S.-Russian military relations and of the international security situation in Europe, the Middle East, and other key regions. The U.S. and Russian militaries have undertaken efforts to improve operational safety of military activities in order to decrease the prospects for crisis and avoid the risk of unintended incidents. The leaders further agreed to enhance communications on such stabilizing measures. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro