The summit will probably be held on the finish of the US President’s go to to Europe and after he meets with American allies in NATO and the European Union. In accordance with a supply acquainted with the problem, no important agreements are anticipated from the Geneva summit.
Mr Biden – who raised the prospect of a summit with Mr Putin earlier this yr – beforehand expressed the essential roles that non-public relationships play in overseas coverage.
Whereas the world holds its breath for the primary face-to-face assembly, the Kremlin has not confirmed the place Mr Putin will even present up for the summit.
International Minister Sergey Lavrov stated on Monday: “In essentially the most normal phrases I can say that, as Russian President Vladimir Putin has harassed greater than as soon as, we’re ready to think about and deal with any points on the bilateral agenda and likewise to work collectively on settling regional issues and regional conflicts and crises.”
Throughout a gathering with Mr Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken final week, the 2 events laid out the varied areas of dispute.
However they each agreed there exists potential matters of cooperation, together with easy methods to cease local weather change.
Final month, Mr Biden provided to carry the summit on impartial floor amid rising tensions between Moscow and Washington over border conflicts with Ukraine.
The elevated numbers of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine sparked widespread alarm and warnings from NATO.
However throughout his name with Mr Putin, the US President reaffirmed Washington’s help for Kiev’s pro-Western authorities.
He urged Russia to “de-escalate tensions” but in addition provided to carry his first face-to-face discuss with Mr Putin on “the total vary of points going through the US and Russia”.
Mr Biden has been a vocal critic of Mr Putin and in February he was requested whether or not he thought the Russian president was a killer to which he replied: “I do.”
Nevertheless, Mr Putin hit again on the remarks and stated: “I bear in mind in my childhood, once we argued within the courtyard with one another we used to say: ‘It takes one to know one’.
“And that is not a coincidence, not only a kids’s saying or joke.
“The psychological which means right here could be very deep.
“We at all times see our personal traits in different folks and suppose they’re like how we actually are.
“And in consequence, we assess (an individual’s) actions and provides assessments.”
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