Biden and Putin at Geneva summit: From a rock bottom relations to speaking the same language
Although Disagreements were stated between United States President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin before the Geneva summit, but it was clear both of them didn't want a new cold war, and they were speaking the same language. Geneva summit
We For News reported, citing BBC, disagreements were stated, said United States President Joe Biden, but not in a hyperbolic way, and he said Russia did not want a new Cold War.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Biden was an experienced statesman and the two “spoke the same language”.
The talks lasted four hours, less time than was scheduled.
There was no need for spending more time talking as a genuine prospect to improve relations with Russia was now possible, Mr Biden said.
Both presidents agreed to begin a dialogue on nuclear arms control. Geneva summit
Diplomatic relations will be back between the two countries. The two sides also said that they would return ambassadors to each other’s capitals – the envoys were mutually withdrawn for consultations in March, after the United States accused Russia of meddling in the 2020 presidential election.
However, there was little sign of agreement on other issues, including cyber-security, Ukraine and the fate of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is currently serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence in a penal colony.
Biden said that there would be “devastating consequences” for Russia if Alexei Navalny died in prison.
Putin that hinted at a possible deal on exchanging prisoners, saying he believed compromises could be found.
Asked why Russia would want to co-operate with the US, Biden said that it was “in a very, very difficult spot right now”.
“They are being squeezed by China. They want desperately to remain a major power,” he told reporters, shortly before leaving Geneva.
Before the summit, both sides said relations were at rock bottom. Geneva summit