In the Kremlin told about the details of Putin’s visit to Paris
On may 29 the Russian leader in France, will hold talks with the country’s new President Emmanuel Macron, as well as visit the exhibition at Versailles and the Russian spiritual cultural center in Paris. The main objective of the visit was familiarization of the heads of state, the assistant to the President.
Monday, may 29, the Russian President will pay a working visit to France. In Versailles, Vladimir Putin will meet his French counterpart Emmanuel macron. First, they will communicate personally, then held a working lunch with the members of the delegations, told reporters at a briefing in the Kremlin on 26 may, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov.
At the end of the talks, the presidents will visit the Palace of the Grand Trianon, the exhibition “Peter the Great. The king of France. 1717”, dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the first visit of the Russian monarch in the strongest Kingdom of Europe. The exhibition is organized by the State Hermitage Museum.
The visit of Peter I marked the beginning of the special relations of Russia and France, said Ushakov.
According to him, the proposal to jointly celebrate the 300th anniversary of the visit and to visit the exhibition came from the Macron, he did it may 18, during a telephone conversation with Putin.
It is expected that Putin and macron 29 may will hold a “Frank and confidential exchange of views,” said Ushakov.
Most importantly, of course, for the presidents to meet each other and discuss bilateral issues and topical issues of the international situation.Yuri Useconomic of the President of the Russian Federation
The Russian side expects that the presidents will discuss the status of political contacts, which the Russian side is not satisfied, he said.
“Many of the traditional mechanisms were curtailed: it is not the intergovernmental Commission is working, not working most of the inter-parliamentary Commission, and a Council of cooperation on security issues, has only one important Committee is the Council on financial and economic issues,” he explained.
These institutions suspended work after the annexation of Crimea to Russia. The Council on financial and economic Affairs last met 14 March 2017 in Paris, from Russia it is headed by the Minister of economic development Maxim Oreshkin. In 2016, when the meeting was held in Moscow, on the French side it was attended Emmanuel macron, who served as Minister of economy.
The state of trade between the two countries, according to Ushakov, also unsatisfactory. Turnover, in his words, “polovinika”: was above 22 billion euros in 2016 amounted to 13 billion.
The presidents will also discuss international issues. A large place will be Ukraine, expects Ushakov. First visit to the macron made in Berlin, where a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel was actively discussed Ukrainian issues and the continuation of the “Normandy format” (Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany). The visit will allow Him to learn “our assessment in the development of severe Ukrainian crisis,” said Ushakov.
It will be an interesting discussion, and we, of course, are prepared.Yuri Useconomic of the President of the Russian Federation
Also will discuss the situation in Syria, Libya, and North Korea. The Russian side, according to assistant to the President, it will also be interesting to know the attitude of the Makron to the draft restructuring of the European Union.
Following the results of visit signing of documents is planned. Upon completion of the program in Versailles, Putin will visit the Russian spiritual cultural center in Paris on the Quai Branly. It was expected that the Russian President will take part in the opening ceremony in October last year, but the French side cancelled his visit.
For Macron Putin will become the second foreign leader after the neighboring Prime Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni, who is 39-year-old President will have a party, since he won the election and 14 may started responsibilities.