Putin and the Makron will discuss political contacts between countries and the economy

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Archival photoPutin and the Makron will discuss political contacts between countries and the economy© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The presidents of Russia and France Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel macron will discuss in Paris do not satisfy the Russian side the state of bilateral political contacts and the economy, said the assistant to the Russian leader Yury Ushakov.

«We proceed from the fact that the game presidents will walk as political contacts, which the Russian side is not satisfied: many of the traditional mechanisms of intergovernmental cooperation have now been curtailed,» said Ushakov told reporters.

He noted that no work of the intergovernmental Commission, the Interparliamentary Commission, the Council of cooperation on security issues, there is only a Council for economic, financial, industrial and trade issues. Ushakov recalled that on the French side in this Council previously participated macron, who was Minister of Economics; Moscow hopes that the new French leader will choose a member of the government co-chair of the Council.

Ushakov stressed that Russia is also not pleased with the state of trade and economic relations with France. «Over the past three years, the turnover fell by 50%, although in the first quarter of this year, there was a slight increase, but the trend is still deployed in a positive way. I hope this will be the subject of negotiations,» he said.

«The state of political, economic and trade relations, we believe, will be discussed, this is important considering the upcoming June 1-3 St. Petersburg international economic forum, this forum is expected around 180 French participants of the forum business dialogue «Russia-France» with the participation of leading businessmen of our countries», — said Ushakov.

Putin will meet on may 29 at Versailles with Macron, have entered into the powers of the presidency less than two weeks ago.

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