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Biden and Putin not currently expected to hold joint news conference following meeting next week

June 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are not currently expected to hold a joint press conference following their high-stakes summit in Geneva, Switzerland, next week, two US officials familiar with the matter said.

Falmouth, England (CNN)President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are not currently expected to hold a joint press conference following their high-stakes summit in Geneva, Switzerland, next week, two US officials familiar with the matter said.

But officials putting together the day's events said that as of Friday no joint press conference was expected.

US officials said they expect to be negotiating details of the summit's structure and format with their Russian counterparts until the hours before it begins.

In the weeks following Biden's invitation to Putin for a summit meeting in Europe, officials from the two sides have negotiated details of the encounter, including its agenda and location.

Officials who have been involved in arranging past US meetings with Putin say the Russian side often pushes for a joint press conference, hoping to elevate Putin's stature by having him appear alongside the American leader.

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