They will meet in Geneva for what’s expected to be roughly a half-day of talks between the two presidents and aides behind closed doors.
When asked Tuesday if he was ready for Wednesday’s talks, Biden replied, “I am always ready.”
- Biden on Tuesday met with European Union leaders in Brussels
- On Monday, the president took part in his first in-person North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit. He traveled to Brussels for the NATO meeting after he wrapped up a three-day meeting with the Group of Seven nations on Sunday.
Biden had called Putin a “worthy adversary,” on Monday prior to their long-anticipated meeting. His comments came after he agreed Putin was a “killer” earlier this year.
The president is expected to raise the issue of Russia-based ransomware attacks with Putin during their summit, the White House said after critical infrastructure in the U.S. fell victim to another attack.
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