The Kremlin confirmed Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a bilateral meeting with his Swiss counterpart, Guy Parmelin, after his meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden in Geneva, scheduled for Wednesday.
Kremlin advisor Yuri Ushakov has indicated that “once Putin’s press conference after the meeting is over, a meeting with the Swiss president will be held”. He has thus qualified however that the agenda for the conversation has not yet been stipulated. “There is simply an agreement to meet,” he said.
In this regard, he has indicated that Russia holds in high esteem the “neutral role” played by Switzerland and has expressed gratitude with the Swiss side for organizing the summit in Geneva.
“Several capitals were considered. While we proposed a few, the Americans agreed to one of our suggestions,” he explained, according to TASS news agency.
However, the sides have not yet agreed on the possibility of holding a joint press conference after the talks. In addition, the possibility of Putin and Biden signing a series of documents after the summit has also not been resolved for the time being.
According to Ushakov, the White House is still discussing this issue. “The important thing is that the agenda has indeed been agreed, we have even addressed the order in which the issues will be discussed. The only thing for which there is no agreement is for the signing of the document that will end the summit. We are still negotiating for that,” he explained.