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August 6, 2018
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Senator Paul and Chairman Kosachev Agree on U.S.-Russia Engagement
First Delegation from Russian Federation to Travel to Washington in Almost Three Years
MOSCOW, RUSSIA – During an hour-long meeting today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) secured an agreement from Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs, to send members of the Russian Federation to Washington, the first trip from the Russian Federation to the U.S. Capitol in almost three years, to continue dialogue on vital issues such as nuclear non-proliferation and combating terrorism. The Council Committee on Foreign Affairs is the Russian equivalent of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, of which Senator Paul is a member.
“Engagement is vital to our national security and peace around the world. Today, I met with Chairman Kosachev, and we agreed on the importance of continued dialogue. I invited the Russian Federation to send a delegation to the Capitol, and they have agreed to take this important next step,” said Sen. Rand Paul.
In addition to meeting with various Russian officials, Senator Paul also visited with Americans at the United States embassy in Moscow.