American leader Joe Biden said on Thursday, April 15, that he invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold a summer meeting in Europe.
“When I spoke with President Putin, I expressed my conviction that personal, direct contacts between us were very important, including for more effective relations. He agreed with this, ”he said during a speech on policy towards Russia on Thursday, April 15, which was broadcast in Twitter White House.
In this regard, the head of the White House suggested that Putin meet in person this summer in Europe as part of the summit to discuss a number of issues facing the United States and Russia.
According to Biden, Washington should cooperate with Moscow, as this is in the interests of the United States. At the same time, he stressed that he intends to treat relations with Russia responsibly, since he is sure that the Russian leader shares the same position.
“We are two large countries with a significant share of responsibility for global stability. President Putin and I have a serious responsibility for building our relationship, ”he said.
Earlier Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Joe Biden’s invitation to the Russian leader to host a bilateral summit.
On April 13, Putin and Biden had a telephone conversation. It was initiated by Washington. The American leader reaffirmed his commitment to building stable and predictable relations with Russia in accordance with the interests of the United States and proposed to hold a summit meeting to discuss the set of issues facing the countries.