Macron called the handshake trump’s “moment of truth”
MOSCOW, may 28 — RIA Novosti. The President of France Emmanuel macron called a firm handshake with the American leader Donald trump, which occurred during their first meeting before the NATO summit in Brussels, a “moment of truth”, meaning that the parties do not make concessions.
“Our handshake, it’s not just because it is not the alpha and omega of politics, it is a moment of truth,” macron said in an interview with Journal du Dimanche. “We had to show that we don’t do small, even symbolic concessions, but we should also not draw too much media attention,” added the President.
As writes the edition, a firm handshake leaders should mean the intention of the French President to “fit into the logic of equal partners”, as well as send the world a signal about the beginning of diplomatic contact that cannot be broken.
“Donald trump, the Turkish President or the Russian President proceed from the logic of force, and I don’t care. I believe not in the public diplomacy battlefield, and in bilateral dialogue, I won’t miss anything, so it is possible to force to respect each other,” said macron.
The extremely firm handshake of U.S. President Donald trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on their first meeting before the NATO summit in Brussels attracted the attention of American journalists who watched the event.
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