The agreement of US and Russian Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin to reassert the unacceptability of a nuclear war, in which there can be no winners, is the most important achievement of the summit, according to former UN Deputy Secretary-General.
The talks between Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden took place on Wednesday in Geneva; the meeting lasted 4.5 hours, including a break. As a result, the leaders adopted a joint statement stating that the United States and the Russian Federation confirm their commitment to the principle that there can be no winners in a nuclear war and it should never be unleashed. The same principle was fixed by the leaders of the USSR and the United States at a meeting in Geneva in 1985.
“This is the most important achievement of the summit. It is an outstanding achievement that, in the realities of today, we have obtained the consent of the United States to such a formula, despite the geopolitical differences. All other issues (in relations), on trade, and so on, can be resolved, but this can only be done in conditions of peace. In conditions of peace, negotiations on all other issues are possible,” he told.