Biden, Putin arrive at Geneva villa for high-stakes summit

US President Joe Biden arrives at the 18th century Villa La Grange in Geneva for his high-stakes summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin arrived at the summit venue, located in the Swiss city’s largest park, earlier this afternoon.

The two leaders are set to start their meeting accompanied by their top diplomats and a pair of translators. Other senior officials plan to join them for two successive rounds of talks that are expected to last for several hours.

Topics on the summit agenda include strategic stability, cyber security, climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and the Arctic. Putin and Biden also are expected to cover regional crises in Ukraine, Syria and Libya, as well as the Iranian nuclear program and Afghanistan.

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