GENEVA, June 16 (Reuters) - Swiss President Guy Parmelin
said on Wednesday that he told Russian President Vladimir Putin
of the neutral country's willingness to act as mediator for
Earlier, Putin told a news conference that U.S. President
Joe Biden raised the issue of U.S. citizens jailed in Russia
during summit talks in Geneva on Wednesday, and that he believed
some compromises could be found.
"We offered our good offices, that's part of our DNA,"
Parmelin told a separate news conference after bilateral talks
with Putin. "Regarding a specific mediation in the process
initiated with the United States we did not discuss this point
in detail but clearly Switzerland is available."
(Reporting by Michael Shields; editing by Stephanie Nebehay)