SPUTNIKNEWS – June 27, 2017: The organizers and participants of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) wrote an open letter on Tuesday, in which they urged Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump to sign a joint declaration denouncing every prospect of nuclear war during their upcoming meeting in Germany’s Hamburg on the sidelines of the G20 Summit.
The G20 summit will be held in the German city of Hamburg on July 7-8. Both Russian and US administrations have repeatedly said that the two leaders might meet on the sidelines of G20, but no confirmation for such a meeting has been announced yet.
“Your first meeting in Hamburg will be a unique opportunity to underscore that, despite significant differences, 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. The starting point could be a new Presidential Joint Declaration by the United States and the Russian Federation declaring that a nuclear war cannot be won and must be never fought,” the letter said.
The conference also called on the sides to increase military-to-military communication through the new NATO-Russia Military Crisis Management Group and work on preventing terror groups from acquiring weapons of mass destruction. Link: Read Complete Article