According to the newspaper, Switzerland “in accordance with its tradition of confidentiality” does not make a fuss, but “only expresses satisfaction that such a meeting could take place.”
“The Confederation will be careful to show excessive activity,” the report says.
It is noted that the country’s president Guy Parmelin and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis are unlikely to “give big interviews” about how the decision on the summit was made. However, the authorities “internally “congratulate themselves on the fact that the role of the mediator, performed by Switzerland, is still recognized and appreciated.”
On May 25, the Kremlin and the White House confirmed that the heads of state will meet on June 16 in Geneva.
Biden invited his Russian counterpart to hold a personal meeting in a third country during a telephone conversation that took place in April of this year. Later, the American leader said that the meeting could take place in June.