Putin says Biden summit was ‘quite constructive,’ ambassadors will return to posts
GENEVA — President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have concluded their meetings in Geneva, the White House said.
The pair met for nearly four hours on Wednesday, first in a smaller session and later in a larger meeting that was expanded to include more officials from both sides and which lasted about 65 minutes.
Putin and then Biden are scheduled to hold press conferences before departing the summit site.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and U.S. President Joe Biden have agreed to return their ambassadors to their posts in a bid to lower tensions.
Putin made the announcement at a news conference following a summit on Wednesday with Biden in Geneva.
The return of ambassadors follows a diplomatic tug-of-war that saw deep cuts in diplomatic personnel.
Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, was recalled from Washington about three months ago after Biden described Putin as a killer