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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement from NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor on the National Security Advisor’s Visit to Russia

During his May 3-4 visit to Moscow, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon discussed next steps in U.S. - Russia relations, including cooperation on security and economic issues.  National Security Advisor Donilon's constructive and wide ranging meetings with President-elect Putin, Security Council Secretary Patrushev, and Deputy Head of the Government Apparatus Ushakov are part of an ongoing series of high-level consultations on issues of mutual strategic interest.  Both countries are looking forward to developing further their constructive partnership.