President Joe Biden and Russian president Vladimir Putin met on Wednesday, kicking off their long-anticipated meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
The two leaders briefly shook hands before entering the 18th-century Swiss villa for the summit.
Putin and Biden spoke briefly to the press at the top of the meeting with the help of an interpreter, but the audio was very poor.
“I know you’ve been on a long journey and have a lot of work,” Putin said, according to CNN. “Still the U.S. and Russia and U.S. relations have a lot of issues accumulated that require the highest level meeting and I hope our meeting will be productive.”