GENEVA (Reuters) - Resetting ties between the United States and Russia will take time, and the relationship needs more trust, predictability, and progress, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday.

This is a fresh start not only to improve our bilateral relationship but to lead the world in important areas, Clinton said, stressing nuclear weapons and nuclear security as top priorities.

We discussed a number of specific issues that we believe is important for us to work together to make progress. There is no time to waste on a number of these significant challenges so we will begin to work immediately to translate our words into deeds, she said after a working dinner with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

(Reporting by Sue Pleming and Laura MacInnis; Writing by Jonathan Lynn; Editing by Matthew Jones)