American President Joe Biden intends to clearly indicate the conditions of better relations between Moscow and Washington at the summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Geneva on June 16, APA reports.
"This is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference to try to embarrass each other. It’s about making myself very clear what the conditions are to get a better relationship are — with Russia," he said at a press conference following the G7 summit in the seaside resort of Carbis Bay in Cornwall, UK on Sunday.
According to the US leader, there are spheres where Washington and Moscow can work together. "We may be able to do that in terms of some strategic doctrine that — that may be able to be worked together. We’re ready to do it. And there may be other areas. There’s even talk there may be the ability to work together on climate," he said.
Biden added that a sincere one-on-one discussion would be the best way to discuss current disagreements and possible spheres of interaction with the Russian leader. "I know you don’t doubt that I’ll be very straightforward with him about our concerns. And I will make clear my view of how that meeting turned out, and he’ll make clear how — from his perspective, how it turned out. But I don’t want to get into being diverted by, ‘Did they shake hands? […] Who talked the most,’ and the rest," the US leader noted.