The topic of the Arctic is important, it was discussed in detail with US President Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a press conference after the end of the Russian-US summit in Geneva.
“We discussed this topic (the Arctic) in a wide format and in sufficient detail. It is a very important, interesting topic, I mean that the development of the Arctic in general, and the Northern Sea Route in particular, is of great interest to the economy of many countries, including non-regional ones,” Putin said.
“I told our colleagues that I do not see any concern here, on the contrary, I am deeply convinced that we can cooperate – and should cooperate – in this area. The United States and Russia are one of the 8 members of the Arctic Council, and Russia is chairing the Arctic Council this year. Moreover, between Alaska and Chukotka, as you know, there is a well-known strait. On the one hand, the United States, on the other hand, Russia. All this together should push us to join forces,” Putin said at a press conference after the end of the summit of Russia and the United States in Geneva.