Kremlin confirms Putin-Biden summit to go ahead in Geneva on June 16

FILE PHOTO: Russian Prime minister Putin shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Biden during their meeting in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Tuesday confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden will hold a summit in Geneva on June 16 to discuss the troubled state of ties between Moscow and Washington.

The White House has already confirmed the summit.

The Kremlin said in a statement that the two leaders would discuss bilateral ties, problems related to strategic nuclear stability, and other issues including cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 and regional conflicts.

(Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy and Polina Devitt; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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