Dmitry Medvedev, shown in 2007, is in Washington for the global financial summit, his first visit to the U.S. as Russia’s president.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sounded a hopeful note in Washington Saturday as he extended an invitation to U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to open up a dialogue about, among other things, the planned U.S. missile defense system in Eastern Europe.
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Medvedev said there is a lack of trust between Russia and the United States, but it is “in our power” to create a partnership.
He called for talks with Obama as soon as possible after he becomes president Jan. 20 and suggested that missile defense would be a good place to start.
“I hope that the new president, the new administration will have a desire to discuss this,” Medvedev told members of the Council on Foreign Relations. “At least the first signals that we have received indicate that our new partners are thinking about the problems and do not simply plan to rubber stamp the plans.”