Moscow Carefully Examines US Proposals on Putin-Biden Summit

© Sputnik / Alexey Drujinin / Go to the photo bankUS Vice President Joe Biden and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on 10 March 2011
US Vice President Joe Biden and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on 10 March 2011 - Sputnik International, 1920, 12.05.2021
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow is carefully examining the US proposals on a summit between the Russian and American presidents, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday.

Ryabkov told reporters that Moscow is always open to dialogue and believes that such a meeting is crucial both politically and diplomatically.

FILE PHOTO: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during their meeting in Moscow March 10, 2011. - Sputnik International, 1920, 04.05.2021
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Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had discussed how to organise a Biden-Putin meeting over the phone.

Biden said last week that a tentative meeting between him and Putin is being arranged for June.

The White House has recently announced that Biden invited Putin to meet in a European country. Earlier in May, Biden said that he was hoping to meet with Putin in June. The Kremlin reported that a possible date for the meeting is being discussed.

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