Most of his formal meetings this week have started after noon, leaving his mornings empty for consultations with advisors. He has held lengthy preparatory sessions with senior officials including the Secretary of State Antony Blink and national security advisor Jake SullivanThere are plans to discuss a range of issues with Putin, from cyberattacks to Syria to Ukraine.
The President has also asked foreign leaders in the G7, including the German Chancellor Angela MerkelAccording to people familiar with the conversation, for his input as he prepares for the meeting in Geneva. Putin also came up as a point of conversation during tea. Queen Elizabeth II Biden told reporters at Windsor Castle that she “wants to know” about the Russian president.