Washington Summit (1987)

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President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev, December 1987

The Washington Summit of 1987 was Cold War-era summit meeting between U.S. president Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev. It took place between December 8-10 in Washington, D.C..

Reagan and Gorbachev talked about problems in Afghanistan, Central America, and South Africa, arms control problems for chemical weapons, the status of START agreements, and human rights.

Reagan achieved the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty during the summit.