September 14, 1992


Senior officials of the Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom and the Russian Federation met in Moscow on 10 and 11 September to address concerns with regard to compliance with the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. The U.S. Delegation was led by Under Secretary of State Frank G. Wisner, the United Kingdom Delegation by Assistant Under Secretary of State Paul Lever, and the Russian Delegation was headed by the Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Berdennikov. Senior Defense, Foreign Affairs, and other relevant officials also participated. The leaders of the United States and the U.K. Delegations were received by the Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev.

The three Governments confirmed their commitment to full compliance with the Biological Weapons Convention and stated their agreement that biological weapons have no place in their Armed Forces.

During these meetings, the Russian Government stated that it had taken the following steps to resolve compliance concerns:

As a result of these exchanges Russia has agreed to the following steps:

In addition, the three governments agreed to create working groups, including experts, to address the following: