“Vladimir Putin and Biden will hold a summit in Geneva on June 16 in an attempt to restore tense relations between the two countries.”
“During their first face-to-face meeting as presidents, US and Russian leaders will” discuss the state of further development of Russian-American relations, the issues of strategic stability, “the Kremlin said in a statement.
The White House said in a statement that Biden and Putin “will discuss the full range of pressing issues as we work to restore predictability and stability in US-Russia relations.”
The meeting takes place against the background of the deterioration of bilateral relations between Moscow and Washington sanctions, tit-for-paw diplomatic deportations մեղ US accusations Russia’s interference in the elections.
In March, the Russian ambassador to Washington was recalled in response to Biden, who told the interviewer that he agreed with Putin’s assessment of “murder.” A month later, the US ambassador to Moscow also returned home for talks.
Biden suggested: The summit in a third country during a telephone conversation with Putin in April 2010, which, according to the US President, will be an attempt to “normalize” relations between the two countries.
Two days later, he imposed new sanctions on Moscow, citing alleged Russian actions, including those that influenced the US election, a cyber-hacking campaign, and the ill-treatment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
The Biden administration has stated that it does not want to restore relations or escalate tensions, but instead put them in “lockers”.
Although some analysts in Washington say such a loud meeting could lead to a public relations coup for Putin, US officials have said that the Biden administration is looking for constructive ways to develop areas of cooperation, including nuclear issues, climate change, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Iran. :
The Kremlin said the leaders would also discuss “topical issues on the international agenda, including cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic and regional conflict resolution.”
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The announcement of the summit comes a day after Biden National Security Adviser Ake Sullivan met with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev. The White House said the talks were “constructive” and, despite the obvious differences, allowed for a better understanding of each other’s positions.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met in Reykjavik last week. conversations It was considered to pave the way for the presidential summit.
The AS summit will be part of Biden’s first international trip as President Biden, following the UK G7 summit and the NATO summit in Brussels.