Russian President Putin has said that he sees no need at the moment for talks with US President Joe Biden.
“He should be asked whether he is ready to hold such negotiations with me or not. To be honest, I don’t see any need by and large. There is no platform for any negotiations for the time being,” Putin told the media on Friday, when asked about the possibility of a meeting with Biden at the G20 summit in Indonesia.
Putin added that at the moment no direct talks with any of the leaders of the other states participating in the G20 summit were on the agenda.
“No direct negotiations with any of the G20 participants are on the agenda. We maintain permanent contact with some of them, as you know. We’ve just talked about the position of Turkey and the Turkish President [Recep Tayyip Erdogan].
Turkey is also a member of the G20. We keep in touch permanently. And with some other counterparts, too. Such issues were not discussed with the president of the United States [Joe Biden],” Putin said.
The G20 summit is due to take place on the Indonesian island of Bali on November 15-16.
He stressed that the question of his trip to the G20 summit in Indonesia had not been finally decided yet, but the Russian side would take part in this forum. “The question of my trip there (to the G20 summit – TASS) has not been finally decided yet. But Russia will certainly take part in this event. In what format? We will think about it,” Putin concluded.