First conversation: Putin and macron discussed cooperation between Russia and France

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has held his first telephone conversation with elected French leader Emmanuel Macron. Policy discussed relations between the two countries and agreed to continue personal contacts.

Emmanuel macron took office as President of France on may 14. In this position, he was replaced by Francois Hollande.

In the second round of the presidential elections, which took place may 7, macron scored 66.1 percent of the vote. For his rival, the candidate from the party «national front» marine Le Pen voted 33.9 percent of the French.

Bilateral relations

During a telephone conversation, Putin congratulated Him with the appointment and with the formation of a new government.
The leaders of Russia and France said the need to develop relations between the two countries.

«Both sides expressed readiness to develop the traditionally friendly Russian-French relations in political, trade-economic, cultural-humanitarian and other spheres», — stated in the message of the Kremlin.

Putin and macron agreed to maintain a personal dialogue.

Foreign policy

Politicians have also agreed to cooperate on «current international and regional issues.» In particular, it was about combating terrorism.

One of the topics of the talks was the situation in the South-East of Ukraine.

«Stressed in particular the importance of further cooperation in the framework of the «Normandy format» on settlement of the internal Ukrainian crisis based on the Minsk agreements», — noted in a press-service of the Kremlin.

«Norman four» — a diplomatic group, which includes representatives of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France. The main task of diplomats is the resolution of the conflict in the Donbass.

Paris during the negotiations at the highest level previously was represented by President Francois Hollande. Now it will be replaced by an elected head of state, Emmanuel macron.

In early may, after talks with Angela Merkel, Putin said that «Normandy format» works and already showed a good result.

«We need, in the end, to ensure that representatives of the Kiev authorities and the representatives of these unrecognized republics that they were at the same table of negotiations. It is impossible to achieve resolution of the conflict without direct dialogue between the conflicting parties», — said the Russian leader.

Told him before the election

The macron during the election campaign have taken a tough stance against Russia. So, he said he will be able «to force Putin to» respect yourself.

The President-elect has repeatedly advocated the holding of a «real European policy» which, in his opinion, means «independent» stance against Moscow.

Commenting on anti-Russian sanctions, macron spoke of the need to maintain the limitations which can be removed only as «implementation of Russia’s obligations» in relation to the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.

«As well as Hollande, macron belongs to the part of the French establishment, which is Atlanticist», — the expert believes.

According to Obichkina if the Pro-American course would be contrary to good relations with Russia, Paris will choose friendship with Washington.

«The choice in favor of «Atlanticism» is a choice a conscious and very serious,» the expert added.

Agree with her and the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich.

«We should not, perhaps, expect a serious and positive developments in Russian-French relations. Almost certainly Emmanuel macron on all main lines will continue the policies of his predecessor,» said the Senator after the election in France.

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