On Tuesday, Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden held their second telephone conversation since the American leader assumed office.
Both leaders discussed in detail the state of bilateral relations and a number of international issues, the Kremlin press office reported.
The Czech Republic is offering Russia and the US to hold the first meeting between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden in Prague, Interior Minister Jan Hamáček said on Twitter on Wednesday.
“I have instructed our [Czech] ambassadors in Washington and Moscow to offer Prague as a possible meeting place,” he said, adding that in his opinion, Prague would be a good venue for the summit as the Czech capital already hosted similar summits in the past. Hamacek reminded that on April 8, 2010, a meeting between Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama, who served as presidents of Russia and the US at the time, was held in Prague.
The White House also informed that Biden proposed holding a personal meeting with Putin “in a third country” in the coming months and “considering the possibility of holding a personal meeting at the highest level in the foreseeable future”.
Meanwhile, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that it is still “too early to talk about any details of this meeting.” “This is a new proposal and it will be studied and analyzed,” the presidential spokesman said.
Zareagoval jsem na oznaméní 🇺🇸 prez. Bidena, který vyzval k osobní schůzce s 🇷🇺 prez. Putinem na území třetího státu. Pověřil jsem naše velvyslance ve Washingtonu a Moskvě, aby nabídli jako možné místo setkání Prahu a navázali tím na summit Obama-Medvěděv. Vše je ale na začatku.
— Jan Hamáček (@jhamacek) April 14, 2021