MOSCOW, June 12. /TASS/. The absence of plans to hold a joint press conference of the presidents of Russia and the United States - Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden - following the summit in Geneva on June 16 does not mean low expectations from this meeting, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS.
"No, it absolutely does not," he said.
Peskov stressed that a separate press conference "is the practice of the American side." "In the UK, Biden and [UK Prime Minister Boris] Johnson did not hold a joint press conference either, the US President just prefers to communicate with the press separately," Peskov said.
"After the talks are over, President Putin will appear before the Kremlin pool reporters and other media outlets," he added.
Earlier on Saturday, Reuters, citing a statement from a White House spokesman, said the US president would hold a separate press conference after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Putin and Biden will meet in Geneva on June 16. This will be the first Russian-US summit since Putin's meeting with Donald Trump in Helsinki in July 2018.