THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
VICE PRESIDENT MEETS RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER IN NEW YORK
NEW YORK-- Vice President Al Gore today met with Russian Prime Minister Viktor S. Chernomyrdin while in New York for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Environment and Development. The Vice President and the Prime Minister discussed a variety of issues, including economic reform in Russia and cooperation on environment and non-proliferation issues.
The Vice President and Prime Minister jointly chair the US-Russian Commission on Economic and Technological Cooperation (Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission). The Commission provides a framework for bilateral activities on: nonproliferation and arms control, business development, energy policy, health, agriculture, science and technology cooperation, and environmental protection. The Commission will meet next in September in Moscow.