An Open Letter to Presidents Trump and Putin

"The United States, Russia, and Europe can and must work together on areas of existential common interest - chief among them reducing nuclear and other military risks, and preventing catastrophic terrorist attacks."

MSC Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger, speaking at the Munich Security Conference 2017 (Photo: MSC / Kuhlmann).

In an open letter to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin ahead of the G20 Summit in Hamburg on 7/8 July, MSC Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger, former Russian foreign minister Igor Ivanov, former UK defense minister Des Browne and former US Senator Sam Nunn urge the two presidents to take steps aimed at "reducing nuclear and other military risks, and preventing catastrophic terrorist attacks."

 

They identify four key steps to take to start the process. "Russia, the United States, and Europe are confronting a range of significant issues today. But none should distract from urgently pursuing practical steps now that can stop the downward spiral in relations and reduce real dangers," they write. Read the full letter here.

27 June 2017, by MSC

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