Reporters inside the room as Joe Biden sat down with Vladimir Putin described the scene as one of the “most chaotic” they had ever seen.
Welcome to our live coverage of the diplomatic summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland.
This is the final and arguably most significant stop onfirst overseas trip since taking office in January. He previously and .
Those were all chummy affairs between allied nations. Russia, on the other hand, remains an adversary of the United States, giving Mr Biden’s meeting with Putin. Ahead of time, the US said it was aiming to build a more “stable and predictable” relationship with Russia.
“I’m not looking for conflict with Russia, but we will respond if Russia continues its harmful activities. And we will not fail to defend NATO or stand up for democratic values,” Mr Biden said on Sunday.
So, will the summit yield any progress, or prove to be a colossal waste of time? We’ll soon find out. Read on for all the latest updates.