“The offer of US President Joe Biden to Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin to hold a personal meeting is a positive signal. A direct conversation between the two leaders can become an impetus for the development of a bilateral dialogue between our countries in the interests of normalizing the international situation. ” This opinion was expressed by a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak.
“At the same time, one should not expect that the readiness for a summit meeting will entail a reduction in sanctions against our country,” the politician added.
According to the MP: “The United States has talked about cooperation more than once, but in reality it did the opposite. Inconsistency in US foreign policy, a special view of the collective security system, the desire for hegemony and attempts to present the American nation above the rest do not contribute to the equal dialogue that Russia always calls for.
It is also obvious that the conversation between the leaders of Russia and the United States is long overdue and a possible meeting will allow us to set political accents in the further interaction of our countries on a whole range of major international problems from the nuclear program and curbing the arms race to climate issues, combating a pandemic and preserving natural diversity.”