Putin arrives in Geneva for US-Russia summit

Geneva, Jun 16 (EFE).- Russia’s President Vladimir Putin arrived in Geneva on Wednesday, where he will meet his US counterpart, Joe Biden, for their highly anticipated meeting.

Putin landed at the Swiss capital’s Cointrin airport at 12.29 local time (10.29 GMT).

The summit is set to take place this afternoon at the Villa La Grange and last between four to five hours.

Both leaders are to discuss a wide range of pressing issues concerning Moscow and Washington.

Talks focusing on bilateral relations, strategic stability, cybersecurity and the fight against cybercrime are on the agenda.

They will also address issues related to economic cooperation, climate change, as well as the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

Other topics include the situation in Syria, Libya and Afghanistan, and the dispute over the nuclear program in Iran and North Korea.

Biden said he would voice his concerns about Russia’s human rights situation and the condition of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

The summit comes after Biden’s trip to Europe, during which he held talks with allies at the Group of Seven (G7), NATO and the European Union. EFE


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