Merkel says will be glad if Putin and Biden meet in person
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she would be glad if Russian and U.S. Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, finally hold a personal meeting.
"People may have opposite opinions and, despite this, they can speak and meet with each other," she said. "We do it with the Russian president. We can promote our European interests in dialogue with the Russian president much better. I would be glad if it comes to such a meeting."
"Such meetings were held in all times, even during the cold war. Diplomacy will have a chance for success only in dialogue with each other," TASS cited her as saying.
Earlier on Tuesday, both the Kremlin and the White House said that the Putin-Biden summit would take place in Geneva on June 16.