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President Biden on Sunday said he chose not to hold a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva next week because he doesn’t want the meeting to be “diverted” by details of a public appearance of both leaders.
“I always found, and I don’t mean to suggest the press should not know, but this is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference or try to embarrass each other,” Biden told reporters during a press conference at Cornwall Airport Newquay. “It’s about making myself very clear what the conditions are to get a better relationship are with Russia.”
The article goes on to state the following:
“I think the best way to deal with this is for he and I to meet, he and I to have our discussion. I know you don’t doubt that I’ll be very straightforward with him about our concerns and I will make clear my view of how that meeting turned out and he’ll make clear from his perspective how it turned out,” Biden continued. “I don’t want to get into being diverted by, did they shake hands, who talked the most, and the rest.”
Pressed on not having a joint press conference with Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin at their upcoming summit, Pres. Biden says, “this is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference or try to embarrass each other.” https://t.co/jUIQDxvJmT pic.twitter.com/idk2WHWug8
— ABC News (@ABC) June 13, 2021
The White House confirmed on Saturday that Biden will hold a solo press conference after his meeting with Putin later this week, avoiding a joint press conference with the Russian president.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 13, 2021
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