Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov held talks on Syria in Vienna.
The two military leaders discussed the de-confliction of the coalition and Russian operations in Syria, and exchanged views on the state of US-Russia military relations and the current international security situation in Europe and other key topics.
Both leaders recognize the importance of maintaining regular communication to avoid miscalculation and to promote transparency and de-confliction in areas where our militaries are operating in close proximity.
The two generals also discussed the New START Treaty and the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, from which the U.S. has announced plans to withdraw.
The Russian statement called the meeting “constructive.”