02:38 GMT01 August 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The upcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden will last for some five hours but without a joint meal, a senior administration official told reporters, according to a White House pool reporter.

    The Biden-Putin meetings will have "no breaking of bread," a senior administration official told reporters on Air Force One As quoted by a pool reporter.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier in the day that the summit is expected to last between four and five hours, with breaks and changes of format.

    Biden and Putin are scheduled to meet at the Villa La Grange in Geneva on Wednesday, 16 June, to discuss strategic stability, the fight against COVID-19 and cybersecurity, as well as regional problems and climate. 

     

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    US, US-Russia summit, US-Russia relations, Russia, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin
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