The meeting of US President Joe Biden and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has kicked off in Geneva. According to TASS, Putin and Biden shook hands during the meeting.
The Russian, US and Swiss Presidents took a photo together before the Russian-American summit in Geneva, maintaining social distance, RIA Novosti reports.
The photo-taking ceremony was held in front of the main entrance to Villa La Grange where the first Putin-Biden meeting will take place. The presidents took photos and left to hold narrow-format talks.
The meeting will be held at Villa La Grange and will last nearly five hours.
The Russian president will give a concluding press conference.
This is the first Russian-American summit since Putin’s meeting with Donald Trump in 2018 in Helsinki.