Obama leaves Prague after signing landmark treaty
US President Barack Obama left Prague today the day after signing a landmark nuclear disarmament deal with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.world Updated: Apr 09, 2010 14:50 IST
US President Barack Obama left Prague on Friday, the day after signing a landmark nuclear disarmament deal with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.
Air Force One took off from Prague airport at 10:43 am (0843 GMT), about an hour earlier than originally scheduled.
Obama was in Prague to sign a deal with Medvedev under which the United States and Russia will slash their stockpiles of nuclear weapons roughly by 30 per cent against a previous treaty from 2002.
He also met leaders of 11 former Soviet-bloc states and current NATO members from central and eastern Europe on Thursday and assured them that Washington would not sideline them despite its warming ties with Russia.