Obama and Medvedev now unlikely to meet in Prague next week

06-12-2009

It now appears unlikely that US President Barack Obama will meet his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Prague next week. There had been speculation the two leaders could sign a new treaty on nuclear disarmament in the Czech capital on Friday. However, a White House spokesperson said for that to happen the US would need to have a special team in Europe already, and this is not the case. Mr Obama is due to collect the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo next Thursday and will be in Europe again the following week for the conclusion of a UN climate summit in Copenhagen.