READ: Biden and Putin issue joint statement following historic Geneva summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S President Joe Biden shake hands during their meeting at the 'Villa la Grange' in Geneva, Switzerland on June 16. Biden and Putin issued a joint statement following their historic summit. By CNN

(CNN) -- US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement following their historic summit on Wednesday.

Read the statement below:

"We, President of the United States of America Joseph R. Biden and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, note the United States and Russia have demonstrated that, even in periods of tension, they are able to make progress on our shared goals of ensuring predictability in the strategic sphere, reducing the risk of armed conflicts and the threat of nuclear war.

The recent extension of the New START Treaty exemplifies our commitment to nuclear arms control. Today, we reaffirm the principle that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.

Consistent with these goals, the United States and Russia will embark together on an integrated bilateral Strategic Stability Dialogue in the near future that will be deliberate and robust. Through this Dialogue, we seek to lay the groundwork for future arms control and risk reduction measures."

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