Biden-Putin Summit in Geneva starts
The US-Russian summit that brings together President Joe Biden and President Vladimir Putin begins in the Villa La Grange, Putin thanks Biden for contributing to holding this meeting.
The Russian-American summit between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin kicked off at the Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland.
Kickstarting the talks, Putin said that his US counterpart had traveled a great distance and held a series of meetings before the summit in Geneva.
The Russian President expressed his gratitude to his US counterpart, Joseph Biden, for his initiative to hold this summit.
At a photo op before the meeting, no statement from either Biden or Putin - no answers to questions from the press. pic.twitter.com/AUML69pXCT— Chris Jansing (@ChrisJansing) June 16, 2021
The summit is scheduled to discuss more than 10 files, including the Iranian file, which Biden will also discuss with Swiss officials, according to Al Mayadeen correspondent.
Putin concluded by saying that the two presidents have many issues that need to be discussed, wishing that the talks would be fruitful.
"The summit meeting between Putin and his American counterpart will not witness the signing of any documents," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Peskov repeated what he had previously said that "the Putin-Biden summit cannot become historic and breakthroughs must not be expected."
The day after the summit between President Biden and President Putin, Acting United States Secretary of the Navy, Thomas Harker, announced the withdrawal of the funding provision for sea-launched nuclear cruise missiles from the 2023 defense budget.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he would discuss with his US counterpart the situation in Syria and Libya, as well as issues related to the protection of the environment and other global issues, hoping that it helps to establish a meeting with Biden in a dialogue between the two countries and the return of personal contacts.
And the White House had announced that President Joe Biden would hold a press conference alone after the summit, saying that this was the "appropriate way" to address the topics they discussed.