The White House announced Monday that US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Russia’s Central Security Service chief Nikolai Badrushev have met in Switzerland. “This is an important step in the preparations for the US-Russia summit,” the US administration said.
According to the White House, Sullivan and Badrushev discussed a wide range of issues at the Geneva meeting, particularly emphasizing strategic stability. “This meeting is an important step in the preparation for the planned US-Russia summit, the date and venue of which will be announced later,” the party said. “The parties have expressed confidence that mutually acceptable solutions can be found in many areas,” the White House argued, adding that the normalization of US-Russian relations was in the best interests of both countries.
Geneva is a possible venue for Biden’s meeting with Putin
The Swiss daily “Tejas-Ansiger” wrote on Monday that US and Russian presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin would meet in Switzerland in June and that part of the US mission had already arrived in Geneva for this purpose. The newspaper quoted anonymous sources as saying that an “extraordinary cargo plane” had landed at Geneva airport on Sunday. Last week, the Russian daily Commercial Geneva named Geneva as the most important place to meet Biden and Putin.
Switzerland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined to comment on the “Dazz-Ansiger” information, but a ministry spokesman promised that Switzerland was “ready to provide its services” if it is useful and desired.
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