Biden on Geneva Summit: I told Putin our agenda is not against Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the American president, he did what he came to do
21:10, 16 June 2021

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U.S. President Joe Biden stated to Russian leader Vladimir Putin that the American agenda of the summit does not aim against Russia as RIA News reported citing Biden’s press conference on the results of the summit.

Biden noted that he did what he came to do.

"Where we have differences, I want President Putin to understand why I say what I say, and why I do what I do, and how we'll respond to different actions that harm America's interests. I told President Putin my agenda is not against Russia or anybody else. It's for the American people," Biden said.

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Besides, Biden underlined that the American agenda includes fighting against Covid-19, rebuilding the U.S. economy, re-establishing relationships all over the world with allies, and protecting the American people.

The meeting of U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin started on June 16 in Geneva.

The summit consisted of three parts. Ukraine was expected to be one of the topics of talks between the American and Russian leaders. The U.S. delegation included U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The Kremlin noted 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 lasted four to five hours.

Related: I don't think there is anything to discuss: Putin comments on Ukraine joining NATO

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a press conference, during which he stated that the talks with US leader Joe Biden “quite constructive.”

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