Biden has not ruled out a face-to-face meeting with Putin

US President Joe Biden has not ruled out a meeting with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia in November – “that remains to be seen,” the US president said.

“That remains to be seen,” Biden told reporters when asked about the possibility of a face-to-face meeting with Putin during the summit. The White House has previously said such a meeting is not impossible.

But the itinerary of the two leaders is yet to be confirmed. The US government has said that if Vladimir Putin goes to the G20 summit, President Volodymyr Zelensky will attend, even though his country is not a member of the group.

At the same time, Joe Biden announced that he would definitely meet Chinese dictator Xi Jinping if he came to the meeting in Bali.

It is not certain that Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping will attend, according to AFP, as cited by Agerpres. The invasion of Ukraine has isolated Russia on the international stage, and the Chinese leader is limiting his foreign trips due to Covid-19.

In August, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said in an interview with Bloomberg that the Russian and Chinese dictators would attend the summit.

Author: Adrian Dumitru

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