Biden and Putin begin high-stakes diplomacy at Geneva summit
One of the most highly-anticipated political events of the year has begun with Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden meeting at their summit in Geneva.
The two leaders shook hands as they greeted each other at Villa La Grange in Switzerland, chosen as the location for the summit due to its history of political neutrality.
On meeting his U.S. counterpart, Putin said he hoped the meeting would be productive.
“Mr President, I’d like to thank you for your initiative to meet today,” Putin said, sitting next to Biden and...