Putin described his talks with the US president as “constructive”. He said the two sides agreed to return ambassadors after they were withdrawn earlier this year.
A wide range of topics, from cyber attacks to Ukraine, was discussed, but little in the way of concrete deals.
“I did what I came to do,” Biden said.
He said that the US and Russia had agreed to cooperate and “advance our mutual interests”.
“The last thing Putin wants is a new Cold War,” Biden told journalists.
The United States and the Russian Federation have agreed to return ambassadors to Moscow and Washington, Vladimir Putin stated after meeting with Joe Biden.
“We talked about the return of ambassadors to their posts, the return of the US ambassador to Moscow and the Russian ambassador to Washington, but when exactly this will happen is a technical matter. Our foreign ministries will agree. We talked about diplomatic issues. I have the impression that both sides are focused on finding a solution,” Putin said.