| 1 March 2024, Friday |

Biden to hold solo press conference after Putin meeting: White House official

A White House official announced on Saturday that U.S. President Joe Biden is set to hold a solo press conference after his meeting with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin next week as that is the most appropriate format to clearly communicate with the “free press”.

Biden is slated to meet with his Russian counterpart Putin on June 16 in an 18th-century Swiss villa overlooking Lake Geneva for a summit that will cover strategic nuclear stability and the deteriorating relationship between the Kremlin and the West.

A White House official said: “We expect this meeting to be candid and straightforward.”

“A solo press conference is the appropriate format to clearly communicate with the free press the topics that were raised in the meeting — both in terms of areas where we may agree and in areas where we have significant concerns.”

  • Reuters