MOSCOW, April 13 – The President of the United States, Joe Biden, has a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, proposing a meeting in a third country, according to a White House report. Russian RT Agency.
The leaders discussed “a number of regional and global issues, including the intention of the United States and Russia to enter into a dialogue on strategic stability on a number of emerging arms control and security issues on the basis of the extension of the New START Treaty.” The text of the North American statement.
In addition, Biden emphasized that the United States would defend its national interests in response to Russian actions such as “cyber breaches and electoral interference.”
The US President stressed his goal of “building a stable and predictable relationship with Russia, compatible with the interests of the United States,” and suggested a meeting in a third country in the coming months “to discuss the full range of issues facing Russia – the United States and Russia.
According to the Kremlin’s press service, the two sides expressed their willingness to continue dialogue on the most important areas to ensure global security, which will be in the interest not only of Russia and the United States, but also of the entire international community. Additionally, Joseph Biden has expressed interest in normalizing the situation bilaterally and establishing stable and predictable interaction on pressing issues such as strategic stability, arms control, Iran’s nuclear program, the situation in Afghanistan and global climate change. Russian statement.
In addition, Biden expressed to Putin his concern about the “sudden” increase in Russian military strength in the Crimea and on the border with Ukraine, and called for a de-escalation of tension in the region.
For his part, Putin told him of Moscow’s approach to the political settlement in Ukraine. “When exchanging views on the internal Ukrainian crisis, Vladimir Putin described methods based on the complexity of the Minsk agreements for a political solution,” the Kremlin text reads.
The leaders agreed to instruct their corresponding departments to begin work on the issues raised in the phone conversation.
This possibility of dialogue comes shortly after Biden nodded his head to a journalist’s question about whether Putin would be a murderer, and the Russian leader responded to the complaint with humor, balance and intelligence. “You see in others what is in himself,” Putin said after wishing America health.