Dmitry Medvedev made these statements in a speech at Helsinki University and said this would make it possible to attain a new level of cooperation in fighting security threats.
The future treaty should also set out the basic principles for developing arms control regimes, confidence building measures, and measures on restraint and reasonable sufficiency in military development.
These decisions could be reached and developed through multi-faceted cooperation between Russia, the European Union, and the USA, Mr Medvedev said.
Recalling that 2010 will mark the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act, the President said the future treaty on European Security should be seen a ‘Helsinki plus’ treaty. It should be viewed as the confirmation, continuation and effective implementation of the principles and instruments born out of the Helsinki process, but adapted to the end of ideological confrontation and the emergence of new subjects of international law.
Mr Medvedev first put forward the initiative of drafting a new treaty on European security in June 2008, in Berlin.