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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 16: U.S. President Joe Biden walks toward reporters on his way to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on February 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden is traveling to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a town hall event to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and a $1.9 trillion relief bill he is trying to pass through Congress. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden will hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month in Geneva. The face-to-face meeting between the leaders comes amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Russia in the first months of Biden’s administration. The White House confirmed details of the summit on Tuesday. The White House and the Kremlin say the leaders will discuss a range of issues. The leaders’ June 16 meeting is being tacked on to the end of Biden’s first international trip as president next month when he visits Britain for a meeting of Group of Seven leaders and Brussels for the NATO summit. Biden proposed a summit in a call with Putin in April.