Putin: France is interested in expanding economic contacts with Russia

© RIA Novosti / Press service of the President to Opperate in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of France Emmanuel macron during a meeting in the Palace of Versailles. 29 may 2017Putin: France is interested in expanding economic contacts with Russia© RIA Novosti / Press service of the President to Opperate the image Bank

French companies are interested in expansion of economic cooperation with Russia, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference after talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.

«The French business continues to work actively in Russia. Let me remind you that none of the nearly 500 French companies in recent years, in recent years, despite all the difficulties, economic restrictions, the Russian market has not left. Moreover, we can see the interest our French friends in the expansion of economic cooperation», — said Putin.

He also noted that by the end of last year increased the direct French investments in the Russian economy, bilateral trade is also growing.

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