Medvedev Hands Obama a Letter From Putin, at Camp David Summit
May 21, 2012 • 7:58AM

At a bilateral meeting with Barack Obama at the Camp David G8 summit, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev gave Obama a letter which President Vladimir Putin sent him, and "that stipulates Russia's priorities in the foreign policy course." RIA Novosti reported on this, but provided no further details on the content of the letter.

Medvedev spoke briefly to the press after the bilat, and said that he had told Obama that his presence there, in lieu of Putin, was "a definite symbol of continuity in our foreign policies and continuity in the reset." He said most of their brief conversation, carried out on a park bench with only translators present, was about the so-called reset in relations between the two countries. He added that Russia was prepared for whatever the international economic crisis might bring, saying that Russia has a plan of action that had been tested in the last global crisis. "If necessary, we will put this plan into action... I will reiterate, however, I hope it will not come to this," he said.