1 Febuary 1992
At the conclusion of this 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.
1.Russia and the United States do not regard each other as potential
adversaries. From now on the relationship will be characterized by friendship
and partnership founded on mutual trust and respect and a common commitment
to democracy and economic freedom
In adopting these principles, the United States and Russia today launch a new era in our relationship. In this new era, we seek a peace, and enduring peace that rests on lasting common values. This can be an era of peace and friendship that offers hope not only to our peoples, but to the peoples of the world.
For a while our conflicts helped divide the world 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.