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Biden says hopes to meet Putin during June trip to Europe

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Vladimir Putin wearing a suit and tie: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Moscow © Reuters/SPUTNIK Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Moscow

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would like to hold his proposed summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his June trip to Europe.

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Biden delivers remarks on the state of COVID-19 vaccinations, at the White House © Reuters/JONATHAN ERNST U.S. President Biden delivers remarks on the state of COVID-19 vaccinations, at the White House

"That is my hope and expectation. We're working on it," Biden told reporters after a speech about the U.S. response to the coronavirus.


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Biden plans to attend a Group of Seven summit in Cornwall, England, set for June 11-13, and then fly to Brussels to meet European Union leaders and attend a June 14 NATO summit.

U.S. officials have been working with Russian counterparts on setting up a Biden-Putin summit in a third country during what will be Biden's first overseas trip as president.

But whether an agreement will be reached remains to be seen.

(Reporting by Nandita Bose and Steve Holland; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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