White House: Video Call With Putin Only Item on Biden's Timetable for Tuesday
08:42 GMT 07.12.2021 (Updated: 09:59 GMT 07.12.2021)
© CHIP SOMODEVILLAU.S. President Joe Biden removes his face mask before delivering remarks about the Build Back Better legislation's new rules around prescription drug prices in the East Room of the White House on December 06, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The schedule of US President Joe Biden for Tuesday consists of only one meeting - a virtual gathering with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a timetable published by the White House.
"In the morning, the president will receive the President's Daily Brief. This meeting will be closed press. Then, the president will hold a secure video call with President Vladimir Putin of Russia. The leaders will discuss a range of topics in the U.S.-Russia relationship, including strategic stability, cyber, and regional issues. President Biden will underscore U.S. concerns with Russian military activities on the border with Ukraine and reaffirm the United States' support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. This meeting in the Situation Room will be closed press", the White House said in a statement.
According to the timetable, Biden's daily brief will begin an hour and a half earlier than usual, at 8:30 local time (13:30 GMT). The video call with Putin is expected to begin at 16:00 GMT. There are no other events in the schedule of the American president for Tuesday.
Four hours after the beginning of the Biden-Putin talks, a pool of journalists will arrive at the White House. White House press secretary Jen Psaki will hold a briefing at this time.