US President Joe Biden reached Geneva before his first summit with Vladimir Putin amid the escalation of tension between Russia and USA in recent years.
- Joe Biden flew to Geneva after mending relations with Washington’s closest allies during NATO and G7 summits in Brussels and Britain.
- This will be first meeting between US and Russia since 2018, when Putin met Donald Trump in Helsinki.
- The summit will take place at La Grange villa and its surrounding park.
Relationship between United States and Russia is among most critical bilateral relationships worldwide. Both the countries have shared interests in diverse set of areas including nuclear security & non-proliferation, countering terrorism & violent extremism, regional security in Europe & Eurasia, and managing upheaval in greater Middle East. Russia is also an important partner in U.S. efforts to combat climate change and space exploration.
What are the concerns?
United States is critical to Russia as they foil and partner in their efforts to come at global centre stage. Bilateral relations have been rotating between periods of cooperation and confrontation for more than two decades. However, tensions related to conflicts in Ukraine and Syria are troubling the relation.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021