LONDON, June 13. /TASS/. US President Joe Biden agrees with Russian leader Vladimir Putin that relations between Washington and Moscow have reached the lowest point, the US leader said at a press conference following the G7 summit in the seaside resort of Carbis Bay in Cornwall, UK.
The president told reporters he agrees with Putin that the US-Russia relations are at a "low point," but acknowledged there are areas in which the two countries can work together. According to him, the future state of the relations will depend whether Russia will act in accordance with "international norms."
"Russia has engaged in activities which we believe are contrary to international norms but they have also bitten off some real problems they're going to have trouble chewing on," the US president said.
In an interview with the NBC TV channel, part of which was aired on Friday, Putin said that the Russian-US relations have deteriorated to their "lowest point in recent years."
As the Kremlin and the White House reported earlier, the meeting of Putin and Biden will take place on June 16 in Geneva. According to the press service of the Russian head of state, the two leaders plan to discuss the conditions and prospects for further fostering Russian-US relations, strategic stability matters as well as pressing issues on the international agenda, which include cooperation in fighting the coronavirus pandemic and regulating regional conflicts. This will be the first face-to-face meeting between Putin and Biden since the US president took office.