Announcement of the Beginning of the Soviet-United States Nuclear and Space Arms Negotiations

January 26, 1985

The United States and the Soviet Union have agreed to begin negotiations on nuclear and space arms on March 12, 1985, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The U.S. delegation will be headed by Ambassador Max Kampelman, who at the same time will represent the United States in one of the groups at the negotiations; in the two other groups, the American side will be represented by Senator John Tower and Ambassador Maynard Glitman. The U.S.S.R. delegation will be headed by Ambassador V.P. Karpov; in the two other groups, the Soviet side will be represented by Ambassador Y.A. Kvitsinskiy and Ambassador A.A. Obukhov.