The Russian politician said in statements to Russia’s Channel One television network during the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum that the beginning of dialogue between the two countries is a positive step.
According to the head of the Russian Presidency’s press office, the meeting is ‘very, very important,’ but ‘it would be a mistake to fall into great expectations.’
Putin and Biden will have the opportunity to discuss issues and differences that are on the agenda, Peskov stated, adding that each president will put on the table what issue he considers is of highest priority for his country.
According to Peskov, mutual respect and consideration of others’ interests are prerequisites for improving relations between Russia and the United States.
As the Kremlin previously informed, the state of Russia-United States relations will be one of the key issues at the Putin-Biden meeting, in addition to strategic stability and the international agenda, including the interaction in the fight against Covid-19 and the solution of regional conflicts.
The meeting in Geneva will be the first bilateral summit since July 2018, when Putin met in Helsinki with then President Donald Trump.