The US and Russia want to meet each other after a long period of high tension between the couple.
US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have ended the Geneva summit and put an end to the first meeting between the couple since Biden took office in January.
The White House reported that the talks in Geneva, Switzerland, lasted about four hours on Wednesday.
Expectations of any progress were low, as Moscow and Washington faced many challenges in controlling weapons and cyber-hacking as far as election interference and Ukraine.
Earlier, Putin and Biden shook hands as they reached the summit.
“Mr. President, I want to thank you for taking the initiative to gather today,” Putin said, sitting next to Biden. “US-Russian relations have accumulated a lot of issues that require a high-level meeting.”
Biden said the couple will try to identify areas of cooperation and mutual interest.
“It’s always better to meet face to face,” he said.
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