Putin intends to discuss strategic stability, hot spots and pandemic with Biden

04 June

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that at a meeting with US President Joe Biden in Geneva, they should try to find ways to resolve bilateral relations.

"We will discuss the issues of bilateral relations. My premise is that we should try to find ways to settle these relations, they are at an extremely low-level today, we all know that very well," he said Friday at a plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

"We will talk about strategic stability, the resolution of international conflicts in the hottest spots. We will talk about disarmament processes, the fight against terrorism, hopefully. On the fight against pandemics and environmental issues. This is a tentative agenda," the Russian president specified.

No disagreements

Russia has no disagreements with the United States, while the US side makes no secret of its desire to restrain Russia's development, the President stressed.

"We have no disagreements with the United States. They have only one disagreement: they want to restrain our development - and they say so publicly," Putin said.

Putin and Biden will have their first face-to-face meeting on June 16 in Geneva. As the Kremlin earlier reported, the leaders will discuss the state and prospects for further development of US-Russian relations, strategic stability issues, as well as pressing issues on the international agenda, including cooperation in the fight against the pandemic coronavirus.



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Based on materials from TASS