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Biden Says “Hope And Expectation” For Putin Meet In June During Europe Trip

Biden Says “Hope And Expectation” For Meet In June During Europe Trip

Biden Says 'Hope And Expectation' For Putin Meet In June During Europe Trip

is scheduled to attend a G7 summit in Britain in mid-June (File)

Washington:

President Joe Biden said Tuesday he expects to hold a summit with his Russian counterpart during a June trip to Europe.

“That is my hope and expectation,” Biden said.

Biden in April offered a meeting in a third country to discuss rising tensions over Russian sabre rattling around Ukraine, the treatment of jailed Putin opponent Alexei , and other flashpoints.

A summit has not been confirmed but a Putin advisor, Yury Ushakov, has said planning is underway.

Biden is scheduled to attend a G7 summit in Britain in mid-June, followed by and summits in Brussels, which would open the door to the logistics of a separate Putin meeting.

and Finland have expressed interest in hosting the summit.

In April, Washington expelled 10 Russian diplomats over what it says was ’s large-scale on US computer systems and interference in the 2020 presidential election. Moscow responded with tit-for-tat expulsions.

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However, the Biden administration has stressed that it wants to bring stability to the relationship and that Washington and Moscow need to cooperate on key areas, such as nuclear weapons and the climate crisis.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

 

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