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Russian-US talks

June 16, 2021, Geneva

Talks between Vladimir Putin and President of the United States Joseph Biden took place in Geneva.

Russian-American consultations began with a restricted-format meeting that included Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

After that the talks continued in an expanded format.

Following the summit, the US – Russia Presidential Joint Statement on Strategic Stability was adopted.

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Beginning of Russian-US talks in restricted format

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President,

I would like to thank you for your initiative to meet today.

I know that you have had a long trip, and a lot of work. Nevertheless, there is a backlog of issues in Russian-US relations that require discussion at the highest level, and I hope our meeting will be productive.

President of the United States of America Joseph Biden:Thank you.

As I said outside, I think it’s always better to meet face to face. We will try to determine where we have mutual interests and we can cooperate. And where we don’t, establish a predictable and rational way in which we disagree. Two great powers.


June 16, 2021, Geneva