UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres approved the confirmation of the meeting between Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, and he also hopes for a constructive dialogue between the parties.

The heads of state will meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 16. The Kremlin does not expect any breakthroughs from the meeting, however, it is expected that Biden and Putin will touch on the topics of strategic security, arms restrictions, as well as Ukraine. “The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement that President Putin and President Biden will meet in Geneva next month, and hopes that they will engage in a constructive dialogue on how to revitalize disarmament and arms control, including through a new agreement to replace START-3,” Guterres’ office said.