Politico spoke with experts about a possible venue for the meeting of the American and Russian presidents. Prague is called a very likely choice after the initiative of the Czech authorities to receive high-ranking guests.
However, the invitation was made even before the sharp deterioration in relations between Russia and the Czech Republic, so this option can hardly be considered in this situation. Former US officials and experts admit that such “dark horses” as Ljubljana, Baku, Reykjavik may well be the venue for the meeting of the leaders of the powers. However, there are certain obstacles for such a choice: the recently ended armed conflict in Azerbaijan, an active volcano in Iceland, Slovenia’s NATO membership.
Most likely, experts say, one of the traditional options will be chosen – a meeting on “neutral” territory in Switzerland, Austria or Finland. The planned meeting of the heads of state is likely to take place in June. The American president will visit Europe during the G7 summit on June 11-13 and the NATO summit on June 14. When asked by the media about his June meeting with the Russian President, Biden replied: “Yes, I hope and expect that it will be so. We are working on it. “