2021-06-17

Experts interpret the Russia-US summit: a good start, other results need to be waited

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China News Service, June 17 According to a report from the Russian Satellite Network on the 17th, US President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Switzerland on the 16th. Both sides agreed that their ambassadors would return to Washington and Moscow. In this regard, Pomeranz, deputy director of the George Kenan Institute of Advanced Russia in Washington, analyzed that this is a “good start”, but other results of the summit still need to be waited for.

According to reports, due to the deadlock in the relations between the two countries, Russia recalled its ambassador to the United States Antonov in March 2021 to discuss the prospects of Russian-US relations. A month later, the United States imposed large-scale sanctions on Russia, and the U.S. Ambassador to Russia Sullivan returned to Washington. After the Geneva meeting, the leaders of Russia and the United States agreed that their ambassadors would return to Washington and Moscow.

Experts interpret the Russia-US summit: a good start, other results need to be waited

The 16th local time, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Biden held talks at the La Grange Villa in Geneva, Switzerland. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Brinken also participated in the talks.

In this regard, Pomeranz analyzed that the return of the Russian ambassador to the United States Antonov to Washington and the return of the US ambassador to Russia Sullivan to Moscow were “a good start.”

He said: “This is the beginning of efforts to ease the tension between the United States and Russia. There are other things we can do. I hope that through the resumption of embassy activities, we can restore the last two Months of academic and cultural exchanges are actually neglected. Let’s see if such diplomacy can produce positive results.”

Pomeranz also pointed out, “Putin once again proved that he is fully capable Respond with a blow. He knows some issues in the United States well and can respond to President Biden’s assessment. But I don’t think this summit has achieved much beyond the meeting and private exchanges between the leaders of the two countries. As Biden said in his press conference, let us wait and see if there will be any concrete results.”

Reported that Pomeranz believes that similar Russia-US summits may not become traditional . He believes that “unless an event forces (two leaders) to meet together, it will be a one-time meeting.”

On the afternoon of June 16, local time, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Biden The meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting lasted for 4.5 hours, including breaks. The Kremlin revealed that the two issued a joint statement on strategic stability after the summit and confirmed that the two countries adhere to the principle of no victor in a nuclear war.

In addition, Putin himself also said that he had “good talks” with Biden. Putin pointed out that he and Biden discussed issues such as strategic stability, trade relations, regional security and cyber security.