NATO welcomes held in Vienna negotiations between Russia and the United States and supported the extension of the Contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (SNV-3). On Tuesday said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

According to him, the fact that the parties sat at the negotiating table, is of great importance for NATO and for the security of the world. According to him, the extension of the start-3 will be the right decision, even if the document does not support Beijing, writes TASS.

Consultations on strategic stability and arms control were held in Vienna June 22. The Russian delegation at them was headed by Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov, us – special envoy of the President of the United States Donald trump on arms control Marshall Billingsley. He noted the constructive approach of the first round of negotiations, calling it very positive. Agreement was reached on the second round, said the special representative of the trump.

According to the MFA, in accordance with the instructions of the presidents of the two countries discussed the prospects of arms control, including the question of the extension of the start-3 and stability conditions of termination of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range. The parties also conducted a comprehensive dialogue to resolve problems in the field of international security.