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Putin-Biden Geneva summit set for lakeside villa

By AFP
June 10, 2021

Geneva: The June 16 summit between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin looks set to be held in a plush villa overlooking Lake Geneva, given the security lockdown zone announced Wednesday.

The Geneva regional authorities issued a decree fixing the secure zone around the talks between US President Biden and his Russian counterpart. The secure zone screens off the waterfront on both sides of Lake Geneva, a section of the lake itself and two adjacent parks surrounding neighbouring villas on the south side: the Parc de La Grange and the Parc Eaux-Vives.

Views from villas sweep down over the tree-lined parks to the shore, and across Lake Geneva towards the United Nations and the Jura mountains beyond. Temporary security fencing has been erected around the parks.