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Psaki: Biden has been preparing for a meeting with Putin for 50 years

US President Joe Biden has been preparing for talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin “for 50 years.” This was stated by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at a briefing before the first foreign tour of the American president.

“He has been preparing for fifty years, he has been on the world stage, he knows a certain number of these leaders, including President Putin, including the leaders he will see at the NATO and G7 summit,” Psaki said.

Psaki noted that Biden is working with his team on issues that he will raise at meetings with foreign heads of state, discussing “opportunities” and “ points where it is necessary to express the concerns of the United States.”

“Again, he has several decades of experience to build on during the trip,” the spokeswoman added.

Joe Biden's first foreign tour since taking office will begin on Wednesday, June 9. First, the American president will visit the United Kingdom, where he will meet with Queen Elizabeth II and her entourage, as well as hold talks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The G7 summit will be held in the southwest of England on 11-13.

On June 14, Joe Biden is expected in Brussels for the NATO summit. There, on June 15, the US president will hold talks with the leaders of the European Union.

At the end of the tour, Biden will hold bilateral talks in Geneva with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting is scheduled for June 16.

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