Defense Ministry delegation to prepare for Joint Commission on POW/MIAs meeting in U.S
MOSCOW. Oct 16 (Interfax) - A Russian Defense Ministry delegation has arrived in the United States to prepare for the 21st plenary session of the Russian-U.S. joint commission on prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIAs), the ministry's department of information and communications said.
The delegation, led by Vladimir Popov, head of the ministry's directorate for perpetuating the memory of the fallen in WWII, has arrived in Washington to prepare for the 21st plenary session of the Russian-U.S. Joint Commission on POW/MIAs, the ministry said.
"The 21st plenary session of the Russian-U.S. Joint Commission on POW/MIAs is due to be held in Moscow on November 7-9, 2017," Popov was quoted by the department as saying on arriving to the U.S.
During the visit, which will continue until Friday, the Russian military is planning technical consultations with its U.S. counterparts over installation in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, of a memorial slab and monument to an international crew of pilots killed in January 1945 en route from the U.S. to the USSR under the Lend-Lease program, the Russian official said.
"Also during the visit, a wreath-laying ceremony will be held at the grave of Imperial Russian Navy Lieutenant Mikhail Desyatov, buried at Cypress Hills National Cemetery (Brooklyn, New York)," Popov said.