VIENNA, 17 (DPA / EP)
The governments of Austria, Finland and Switzerland have offered to host a possible summit between the United States and Russia, with the intention that the two powers will smooth things over after months of tension.
On Tuesday, Presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, held a telephone conversation at Washington’s behest to discuss bilateral relations, during which the US President called on his Russian counterpart to hold an in-person meeting in a third country. Offered In the near future.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has assured that his country is “already in touch with Russian and American parties, should such a meeting take place according to an interview with German journalist Gabor Stingart’s” Morning Information “podcast.”
The Chancellor wishes to state that under no circumstances will he act as a mediator. “We always had good contact with the East, and that’s why we’re also a welcome negotiator,” he said.
Switzerland has also offered at the last minute to host this potential summit, as confirmed by diplomatic sources that ‘Tages-Einziger’, relations between Russia and the United States after the legendary meeting held in 1985 What would a new link mean? Geneva between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.
Hours ago, Finland offered to host the summit, as it did at the 2018 meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
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