Russian President Vladimir Putin said he expected his summit this week with U.S. President Joe Biden to help establish dialogue between the two countries and to restore personal contacts, the Interfax news agency reported.
Biden will meet Putin on June 16 in Geneva for a summit amid strained bilateral relations on a wide array of issues.
"To restore our personal contacts, relations, to establish direct dialogue, to create really functioning mechanisms in those areas that represent mutual interests...," Putin said.
According to Putin, the Russian-US summit can be considered not in vain if it is possible to create mechanisms of interaction in various areas.
Among the issues of mutual interest, he named strategic stability, the topic of regional conflicts, environmental measures and care for the environment in general, in a global sense, as well as cooperation in the field of economics.
"If after this meeting we create mechanisms for working in all these areas, I think it would be good. One could say that the meeting was not in vain," Putin said.