(RT) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, had “difficult” but “frank” talks during their first meeting in Versailles. The two leaders vowed to improve relations and jointly address international problems.
The first meeting of the Russian and French leaders lasted almost three hours, with Macron saying that “Franco-Russian friendship” was at the heart of the talks.

The French president admitted, however, that he has “some disagreements” with his Russian counterpart, but said that the two leaders discussed them openly in a “frank exchange of views.”

Putin also said that the two leaders have some differences, but said that they view many issues in a similar way, and that French-Russian relations could be “qualitatively” improved.

“We sought … common ground [in dealing] with key issues of the international agenda. And I believe that we see it. We are able to … at least try to start resolving the key contemporary problems together,” Putin said.

The Russian leader went on to say that his talks with Macron helped the pair to find common points in dealing with major international problems, and the that two sides would try to further bring together their views on these issues.

Putin also invited his French counterpart to Russia, saying: “I hope that he will be able to spend several weeks in Moscow.”

French President Macron said that serious international problems cannot be resolved without Moscow, as he stressed the importance of the role Russia plays in the modern world.

“No major problem in the world can be solved without Russia,” he told the press conference.

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Macron then said that France is interested in intensifying cooperation with Russia, particularly in resolving the Syrian crisis. The French leader went on to say that this issue demands “an inclusive political solution.”

He added that fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) remains an “absolute priority” for France and serves as one of the reasons for the reinforcement of cooperation with Russia.

Source: RT

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Floriangeyer
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And after all that fanfare Macron digs himself a deep hole when he said that any chemical attack would be responded to militarily IMMEDIATELY. Ergo, NO proper investigation and just a flaying of fists . Either Macron is being childish OR there is a French plan to create another false flag with the Amateur Dramatic Society of the White Helmets gang of thugs and their backers. The other day an analyst was bemoaning the new US 10 year arms contract with Saudi Arabia and how the French arms manufacturers have been shut out of the money there for a decade.… Read more »
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He didn’t said this! He said “whoever did the chemical attack”! This is pretty different and if you consider the talks held there, there are SERIOUS cooperation coming, Putin even points that despite sanctions from everywhere, business didn’t stopped and a-contrario even raised! Huhu, when I said F.Hollande was publicly saying the bullshits Obongo wanted to hear while acting in a totally other way. BTW, we’re celebrating the 300y of te visit of Peter the Great in Versailles. While Merkel now publicly say they resume the old school “Ost-Politik” and say that USA is no more reliable -and it’s far… Read more »
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