This combo photo shows US President Joe Biden (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin. (PHOTO/AGENCIES)
ST. PETERSBURG – Russia and the United States must try to find ways to mend their relations, which are at an extremely low level, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.
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At the 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Putin said that he plans to discuss strategic stability, international conflict settlement, cooperation against COVID-19, arms control, anti-terrorism, and climate change with US President Joe Biden during their first summit in Geneva on June 16.
"To a certain extent, Russian-American relations have become hostage to internal political processes in the United States. But I hope this will end someday," he told a plenary session of the forum.
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"Fundamental interests in the fields of security, strategic stability and arms reduction are still more important than the current domestic political situation in the United States," Putin stressed.