Putin’s adviser says the summit agenda with Biden has already been agreed

This content was published on Jun 15, 2021 – 07:55

Moscow, June 15 (EFE). – Adviser to the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, for international affairs, Yury Ushakov, said today that the agenda for the summit that the head of the Kremlin will hold tomorrow in Geneva with the American president has already been completed. agreed. Joe Biden.

“Almost all parameters of the meeting have been agreed upon. The agenda of the summit has already been agreed upon. The order in which the leaders will address the issues has been discussed in advance,” Russian agencies quoted Ushakov as saying.

According to Putin’s adviser, the only thing left to reach consensus “refers to the final document or summit documents.”

“Our colleagues from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are conducting negotiations on this. There is still plenty of time, albeit a little,” said Ushakov, who will participate in the Russian delegation at the Geneva summit.

He added that the summit agenda includes “practically all the issues that concern us and the American side.”

Among them, he mentioned the state and development prospects of Russian-American relations, the main issues of strategic stability and information security, as well as the fight against cybercrime.

Issues of economic cooperation, climate, the situation in the Arctic and the fight against the coronavirus will also be addressed.

Ushakov noted that the presidents would discuss these issues roughly in this order, although “they can adjust them and address other issues.”

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“For dessert there are the regional problems: the Middle East, Syria, Libya, the situation around the Iranian nuclear program, the settlement in Afghanistan, the Korean Peninsula, Nagorno-Karabakh. And obviously, Ukraine,” he said. added.

In addition to Ushakov, the Russian delegation that will accompany Putin to his first summit with Biden will include Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Deputy Minister in that portfolio Sergei Ryabkov, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, and the President. Major of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov.

Russian Vice President Dmitry Kozak and Putin’s special envoy for the settlement of the conflict in Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, were invited to discuss some regional problems.

Also participating in the summit is the Russian ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, whom Moscow called for consultations after Biden in mid-March answered in the affirmative to a journalist’s question about whether he considered Putin a murderer.

Ushakov indicated that the Geneva summit will be held in two formats: the first is broad and the second is brief.

When asked whether the Russian and American leaders will have a conversation on their own, Putin’s adviser replied: “I don’t know, it will be as the two presidents decide. It depends on them.” EFE

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