U.S. President Joe Biden says he will let his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin know that the United States will not tolerate abuse of human rights.
This was reported by Reuters.
"I'm meeting with President Putin in a couple weeks in Geneva making it clear we will not, we will not stand by and let him abuse those rights," Biden said.
The summit is to be hosted by Geneva on June 16.
The White House said the two leaders would discuss a range of issues with the goal of restoring "predictability and stability" in the Washington-Moscow relationship.
Biden and Putin meeting
- On April 13, 2021, Putin and Biden had a phone call. According to the White House's press service, Biden put forward the idea of holding a Russian-American summit "in a third country in the coming months." Later, the American leader clarified that he had invited his Russian counterpart to meet in Europe this summer.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky praised a possible meeting between the leaders of Russia and the United States.
- Finland said it was ready to host the two presidents' meeting.
- On May 25, 2021, media reported that the first face-to-face meeting of U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin could take place in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 15-16, 2021.