Joint Announcement of
the Upcoming Soviet-United States
Building on progress in U.S.-Soviet relations, including
high-level exchanges and the discussions between Foreign Minister Shevardnadze
and Secretary of State Shultz in
The President and the General Secretary attach the highest importance to holding a substantive meeting which covers the full range of issues between the two countries -- arms reductions, human rights and humanitarian issues, settlement of regional conflicts, and bilateral relations -- and which makes significant headway over the full range of these issues.
The two sides have agreed on a plan of action for further development of the U.S.-Soviet dialogue, including the following:
have agreed to complete as soon as possible the treaty on the total elimination
At their meeting in the United States, the President and the General Secretary will, in addition to reviewing the full range of U.S.-Soviet relations, sign the treaty on the total elimination of U.S. and Soviet intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles; set the agenda for future contacts between the leaders of the two countries; and consider thoroughly the development of instructions to delegations on a future treaty on 50 percent reductions in U.S. and Soviet strategic offensive arms and on the observance of and non-withdrawal from the ABM Treaty for an agreed period.
President and the General Secretary envision a further meeting between them in
Minister Shevardnadze and Secretary of State Shultz will coordinate closely to
ensure thorough and expeditious preparations of the forthcoming summit in