Soon, Mr. Biden, our country will be hosting your meeting with President Putin of Russia. Geneva is an excellent venue for it. We are a neutral country and take much pride in that. Both important guests can be assured of a reception with the utmost courtesy and dignity.
The world saw that you took a bold first step in proposing this meeting. Indeed it was an act of bravery in the face of the domestic circumstances you face.
I follow US-Russia relations very carefully. It was alarming to see the pushback you received even from your administration. In early June CNN reported, “US ambassador to Russia warned senators that Biden administration risks repeating predecessors’ mistakes in dealing with Putin.”