Text of the Camp David Declaration on New Relations...

CAMP DAVID, Md. -- Text of the Camp David Declaration on New Relations by President Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin, Feb. 1, 1992:

At the conclusion of this historic meeting between an American president and the president of a new and democratic Russia, we -- the leaders of two great peoples and nations -- are agreed that a number of principles should guide relations between Russia and America:


First, that Russia and the United States do not regard each other as potential adversaries. From now on, their relationship will be characterized by friendship and partnership, founded on mutual trust and respect and a common commitment to democracy and economic freedom.

Second, that we will work to remove any remnants of Cold War hostility, including taking steps to reduce our strategic arsenals.

Third, that we will do all we can to promote the mutual well-being of our peoples and to expand as widely as possible the ties that now bind our peoples. Openness and tolerance should be the hallmark of relations between our peoples and governments.

Fourth, that we will actively promote free trade, investment, and economic cooperation between our two countries.


Fifth, that we will make every effort to support the promotion of our shared values of democracy; the rule of law; respect for human rights, including minority rights; respect for borders; and peaceful change around the globe.

Sixth, that we will work actively together to:

-- prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and associated technologies and curb the spread of advanced conventional arms on the basis of principles to be agreed upon.

-- settle regional conflicts peacefully and

-- counter terrorism, halt drug trafficking, and forestall environmental degradation.

In adopting these principles, the United States and Russia today K1 for a generation, now, working with others and with each other, we can help unite the globe through our friendship -- a new alliance of partners working against the common dangers we face.

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