Putin said the Kremlin, as president, was ready to hold talks with the United States and its new leader.
He wished the president-elect all success and expressed his conviction that “Russia and the United States, which bear a special responsibility for global security and stability, can, despite their differences, help solve many of the problems and challenges facing the world.”
The Russian president assessed that cooperation between Moscow and Washington would be in line with the interests of the two countries and the international community. – For my part, I am ready to cooperate and communicate with God – I declare.
Biden will be sworn in as President of the United States on January 20, 2021.
Immediately after the US presidential election results, Vladimir Putin, as one of the few world leaders, did not congratulate Biden.
Then the Russian president assessed that the fact that he had not yet congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election would not harm relations with the United States, because they were already bad, and the delay was completely official.
He also argued that the lack of congratulations has purely official reasons and that there is no subtext for it, in particular, that does not mean that the Kremlin prefers to see White House Donald Trump will replace the Democratic candidate.
In his opinion, congratulations should wait until the completion of the legal procedures in the United States and – as he put it – the end of the “political confrontation” in the United States.
After the previous US presidential election in 2016, which Trump had won, Putin was one of the first foreign leaders to congratulate him.