US President Biden said that he hopes to meet with Russian President Putin during his visit to Europe in June.
Xinhua News Agency reported that Biden made this statement when answering media questions after giving a speech at the White House on Tuesday (4th) on the response to the coronavirus epidemic and the coronavirus vaccine project. He said that the US is preparing for this.
Biden will attend the Group of Seven (G7) summit in the UK from June 11th to 13th, and then will go to Brussels, Belgium, to attend the NATO summit. This will be his first visit after assuming office in January this year.
Biden said on April 15 that he had proposed to hold a summit with Putin in Europe this summer to discuss bilateral relations. Russian Presidential Assistant Ushakov stated on the 25th of the same month that Putin and Biden may meet in June.
US-Russian relations have continued to be tense in recent years. Since the Biden administration came to power, the two sides have achieved limited cooperation in the field of arms control. However, there are obvious differences and intensified confrontation on issues such as Ukraine, cybersecurity, human rights, and election interference.