Lavrov declared Russia’s interest in the resumption of the format «2+2» with France

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in fotomancer of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov. Archival photoLavrov declared Russia’s interest in the resumption of the format «2+2» with France© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

Russia is interested in resumption of the format «2+2» (defense Minister, plus the Ministers for foreign Affairs) of France, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

The Minister noted that Moscow is interested in a new approach to the formation of European security architecture, which are discussed now in Europe, «including the ideas that were expressed by the President (France Emmanuel) Makron».

«We also discuss the initiative of establishing a European army. Declared by France, the European initiative for the intervention. All that we would like to discuss comprehensively and on the basis of the declared and the French and many other Europeans desire to develop such a security system which will be built together with Russia. We are ready for it. Agreed that this complex issue will be discussed by experts in an interagency format, so that on the basis of these expert advice we could resume the practice of meetings of foreign Ministers and defense Ministers in the format «2+2,» Lavrov said during a press conference after talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday.