RUSUTSU, Japan – Dmitry Medvedev says his first talks with U.S. counterpart George W. Bush since his election as Russia's president brought no progress on the issues dividing the countries.
Medvedev met with Bush on Monday on the sidelines of a G-8 summit in Japan. He told reporters Tuesday he and Bush agreed the U.S. election campaign should not bring a pause in contacts between the former Cold War foes.
He says Russia wants good relations with any new U.S. leader and that some of the countries' interests coincide.
But he said there was no progress on their disputes.
Moscow and Washington are at odds on issues such as U.S. missile defense plans and NATO expansion. Medvedev has pledged to continue Vladimir Putin's foreign policy course.