US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin are meeting in Geneva. The two leaders gathered in Swittzerland to discuss a lot of bilateral and international matters.
It will be the last point of the American president's big European tour, during which he took part in the NATO summit, the G7, met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II.
The summit will consist of three parts. Ukraine is expected to be one of the topics of talks between the American and Russian leaders. The U.S. delegation includes U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The Kremlin notes that communication will be conditionally divided into three parts: in a narrow format (in the presence of Lavrov and Blinken), in an expanded format, and after a break for tea and coffee - the continuation of negotiations. In total, taking into account the breaks, the talks are due to last four to five hours.
As we reported, the two presidents will be discussing topics in the following order: the current state and prospects of development of Russian-American relations, major topics of strategic stability, information safety and combat against cyber crime.
Then, the politicians will discuss certain matters of bilateral relations, economic cooperation, climate issues, the Arctic-related matters and combat against coronavirus.
Finally, Biden and Putin will discuss regional matters - the Middle East, Syria, Libya, Iranian nuclear program, peaceful solution in Afghanistan, the situation in Korean peninsula and Nagorno-Karabakh and the conflict in Ukraine.
Biden held the press conference after Putin.