Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Joe Biden can meet in Geneva on June 16 at the La Grange Villa in Geneva or at the nearby Hôtel Résidence Parc des Eaux Vives. On Sunday, June 6, reports NZZ am Sonntag…
According to the data provided by the publication, there are many factors that determine the likely venue for the bilateral summit as a Swiss villa.
First of all, the place of the summit should have a view of the lake: in a similar situation in 1985, the meeting of the Soviet and American leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan, respectively, took place. The heads of state held their conversation at the Villa Fleur d’Eau, which is located in the Versoix suburb of Geneva.
According to the photographer of the publication, “people in military boots” were seen at the La Grange villa, who were inspecting the building, and the park in which the villa and hotel are located was filled with security personnel for several days.
Switzerland’s foreign ministry declined to comment on related issues.
It is noted that during the summit, the entire center of Geneva should be closed. According to the publication, in three of the five most famous five-star hotels, all rooms are booked on the night of June 15-16.
Earlier on June 6, the US President called the upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin “fateful”, as it opens up the opportunity for democratic unions to confront the “modern threat.”
On June 4, Vladimir Putin announced that he did not expect any “breakthroughs” following his Geneva meeting with Joe Biden. The head of state also pointed to the existence of coinciding interests that figure in bilateral relations between the United States and the Russian Federation.
The President of the Russian Federation also noted that he plans to discuss with his American counterpart strategic stability, disarmament, ecology and the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as conflicts in hot spots. According to Putin, Moscow and Washington must find ways to regulate bilateral relations, which are at an extremely low level.
Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on June 4 that the Kremlin does not expect a significant improvement in relations between Moscow and Washington after the Putin-Biden summit. He recalled that relations between the countries are in crisis.
The meeting of the Russian and American leaders will take place on June 16 in Geneva. This will be the first personal meeting of heads of state since Biden took office as President of the United States. The trip to Geneva will be the first foreign visit of the President of the Russian Federation since January 2020.