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President Vladimir Putin met with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee

July 13, 2001, The Kremlin, Moscow

They discussed topical international issues, including developments in the Middle East, U.S.-Russian relations, missile defence and international security.

Messrs. Putin and Kissinger agreed that Russia must be reintegrated into the global community as a full-fledged member. The Russian president pointed out that this would not be possible to achieve without industrialized nations coming together to address European security problems.

July 13, 2001, The Kremlin, Moscow