The summit of the presidents of Russia and the United States will take place in Geneva on June 16. This was announced on May 25 by the Kremlin an the White House press services.
“In accordance with the agreement reached, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin will hold talks with President of the United States of America Joseph Biden on June 16 in Geneva,” the statement says.
This will be the first personal meeting between Putin and Biden since the inauguration of the latter as President of the United States. According to the Kremlin’s claims, the leaders will discuss strategic stability and interaction in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the state and prospects for the further development of bilateral relations between the two countries.
“President Biden will meet with President Putin in Geneva, Switzerland on June 16, 2021. The leaders will discuss the full range of pressing issues, as we seek to restore predictability and stability to the U.S.-Russia relationship.” – the Statement by the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki reads.
It will be the Biden’s first international trip since taking office. Putin will leave Russia for the first time since January 2020.
Previously, on May 19th, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Reykjavik at the end of the main program of the ministerial session of the Arctic Council (AC).
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