Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden held a special conference on June 16 in Geneva, to address international tensions.
At their first face-to-face meeting as president, US and Russian leaders “discussed the state and the prospects for the development of relations between Russia and the United States, as well as issues of stability,” the Kremlin said in a statement.
The White House said Biden and Putin “would discuss all issues, as we seek to restore order and stabilize US-Russia relations”.
The Russian ambassador to Washington was recalled in March in response to Biden telling the interrogator that he agreed with what Putin called “a murderer”. A month later the US ambassador to Moscow also returned home for talks.
Biden he wants to The third world summit in a telephone interview with Putin in April, in which the US President said it would try to “establish” international relations.
Two days later he issued a series of sanctions against Moscow, alleging that the Russians were acting, including in the US election, a campaign of fraud and harassment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Biden officials say they do not want to re-establish the relationship or escalate the conflict, but to put “barriers” in place.
While some experts in Washington say a high-level meeting between the two leaders gives Putin a chance to connect with others, U.S. officials have made it clear that Biden’s management is looking for ways to establish working areas, including nuclear weapons, climate, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria and North Korea.
The Kremlin said the leaders would also discuss “global topics, including coordination in the fight against the coronavirus and addressing regional conflicts”.
Russia has denied allegations of involvement in US elections and a SolarWinds cyber attacks.
The announcement was made at a one-day conference in Geneva between Biden security adviser Jake Sullivan and Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Russian Security Council. The White House said the talks “took place in a dramatic way and, despite significant differences, allowed for a better understanding of each other’s roles”.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met in Reykjavik last week story he seems to be preparing the way for the presidential meeting.
The Geneva conference will be part of Biden’s first international tour as president, followed by the UK at the G7 summit and the Nato summit in Brussels.