Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Paris on the invitation of the new French leader, Emmanuel Macron, and the Kremlin hopes that this visit will provide an opportunity to exchange views on a wide range of issues. On Friday, may 26, said Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, reports the correspondent of”.ru”.
“During a telephone conversation the new President of France and Putin, may 18, ( … ) Makron invited to jointly celebrate the 300th anniversary of the visit of Peter and to visit this exhibition at Versailles,” — said Ushakov.
He noted that in relation to the attendance of leaders will hold informal talks, “which gives the opportunity to talk and get to know each other.” After the talks, Putin and the Makron will hold a joint press conference, but no documents will be signed, said the assistant to the Russian President.
According to him, the leaders of the two countries will discuss settlement of the Ukrainian crisis and the continuation of work in the “Normandy format” (Russia, France, Germany, Ukraine), as well as the situation in Syria and the joint fight against international terrorism.
“Of course, Syria is one of the most important and difficult problems. After the terrible terrorist attack in Paris in November 2015, the President [Francois] Hollande has arrived in Moscow, was an important agreement was reached to coordinate efforts and actions of our and the French military, but the agreement was not implemented by the Russian wine”, — said Ushakov.
After talks with Macron Putin will visit the Russian spiritual center in Paris, the opening of which the Russian leader did not participate “for obvious reasons”, said the assistant of the head of state.
In October 2016, Russian President canceled his visit to France after the diplomatic conflict that erupted in the Wake of the Syrian blocking initiatives of the UN.
Putin will visit Paris on may 29. The next day opens in Versailles prepared by the State Hermitage the exhibition dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the first visit of the Russian monarch Peter the great to France.