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Biden meets Putin in Geneva in June – Cidsvenskan

A summit will be held in June between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. The meeting will take place in Geneva, Switzerland.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart, Joe Biden, will appear in Switzerland in June.

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The meeting will take place on June 16, in connection with Biden’s first trip abroad as president, the White House said in a statement.

The leaders will discuss a number of pressing issues as we try to re-establish them. . . Stability in US-Russian relations, says White House Press Secretary Jane Psaki.

Biden’s trip begins with the G7 meeting of heads of state and government in Cornwall, Britain, on June 11-13, and continues with the NATO summit in Brussels.

The advisors of the two world leaders discussed the upcoming meeting months ago. According to Saki, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan recently spoke with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev.

“It was an important step in the preparations for the planned US-Russia summit,” Psaki said on Monday.


According to Basaki, the aim of this summit is to create a “more stable and predictable” relationship with Russia that after several years was not “quite like this.”


This does not mean that we will hold back when it comes to areas that interest us. As you have seen in recent weeks, we called a meeting like this at the same time that we issued sanctions for actions we deem unacceptable.

Washington, DC, among other things, expelled Russian diplomats, blacklisted new Russian ties and expanded the list of sanctions as punishment for the government in Moscow trying to influence the US elections. The United States also expressed grave concern about the Russian military presence on the Ukrainian border and the treatment of imprisoned Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

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According to the news channel CNN Sullivan travels to Geneva this week.

Vladimir Putin recently attended the Global Climate Summit hosted by Biden. The two countries’ foreign ministers, Anthony Blinken and Sergey Lavrov, met last week at a meeting of the Arctic Council in Iceland.

Biden representative Donald Trump held a summit with Putin in Helsinki in 2018. After that, he was criticized at home for being lenient with the Russian president. When the issue of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was raised at the bilateral press conference, Trump acted as if he had accepted Putin’s denial that this happened.


Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin

Joe Biden was born in 1942 in Pennsylvania.

He worked for a short period as a lawyer before entering politics. Between 1972 and 2009, he was the Delaware Senator. Thereafter, he served as Vice President Barack Obama between 2009 and 2017.

In the fall, he won the presidential election against Donald Trump and moved to the White House in January.

Vladimir Putin was born in 1952 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).

He has law degree and was early recruited by the KGB Security Service.

In 1999, he became the head of the FSB Security Service. In the same year, President Boris Yeltsin announced that he wanted to see Putin as his successor.

He won the first presidential election in 2000 and held the presidency for eight years. In 2008, he became prime minister and re-elected president in 2014.