US leader Joe Biden invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet in the coming weeks during a telephone conversation, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said. His speech was broadcast on April 14 on the State Department’s YouTube channel.
According to the head of the American foreign policy department, Washington would like to have stable and predictable relations with Moscow, and this requires “open lines of communication.”
“It’s important to avoid miscalculations. This is what you saw yesterday, when President Biden answered the phone, called President Putin and offered to meet in the coming weeks, ”Blinken said.
On April 13, the leaders of the United States and Russia held telephone conversations. In particular, Biden reaffirmed his commitment to building stable and predictable relations with the Russian Federation in accordance with the interests of the United States and proposed to hold a summit meeting to discuss the entire range of issues facing states.
In turn, the Czech Republic, Finland, as well as the press service of the Munich Security Conference have already expressed their readiness to provide a platform for the presidential summit.
At the same time, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov pointed out that there was no rush in preparing the meeting between Putin and Biden. In his opinion, the main thing is that the US initiative should be correlated with real deeds.