US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed today that his country is actively discussing holding a summit between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The advisor told reporters that we are trying to make plans to hold a meeting this summer in a European country, and no date or place has been set, but it is being discussed.
He also stated that he discussed this matter with the Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev.
According to Sullivan, the White House president believes that the summit will be valuable for efforts to cement a better understanding between the two countries and conduct bilateral relations in a more stable manner.
Two days ago, Biden insisted that the United States had no intention of increasing conflict with Russia, and mentioned potential cooperation when there are common interests.
I have made it clear to President Putin that although we are not seeking to increase tensions, Russian actions have consequences, as the US President made clear in his first speech to a joint session of Congress.
The United States and Russia can cooperate when it is for mutual benefit, he said, and in this regard he referred to the fight against climate change.
On April 15, Washington imposed new sanctions on Russia with an executive order on the pretext of alleged cyberattacks and alleged interference in the November 3, 2020 elections.
He also expelled 10 Russian diplomats, a move that met a similar response from Moscow.
As part of the presidential ruling, the Treasury will prevent US financial institutions from purchasing central bank bonds, the National Wealth Fund, and Russia’s Finance Ministry after June 14 and grant money loans to those institutions.
The US administration also sanctioned six high-tech Russian companies, which they claimed provided support for intelligence operations, along with 32 people involved in efforts to influence the aforementioned elections.
After the sanctions, but on that very day, Biden said he had no intention of further conflict with Russia and that he intended to maintain a stable and predictable relationship.