Putin had hoped for a long visit to the Macron to Moscow

Emmanuel macron and Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited French counterpart Emmanuel Macron arrive in Russia with a long visit. About it reports “Interfax” on Monday, may 29.

Putin thanked Him for the invitation to Paris. “He (the President of France — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) mentioned that king Peter was in France for a few weeks, but as you know, everything is done in the diplomatic world, on a reciprocal basis,” — said the Russian leader and invited his counterpart to visit Moscow.

At the same time Vladimir Putin has expressed hope that macron will be able to spend in the Russian capital for several weeks.

The head of state stressed that his trip to Paris is timed to the 300th anniversary of the visit of Peter I to France, which was an important milestone in the development of relations between the two countries. Responding to a question about whether to note something positive in relations between Moscow and Paris, Putin said: “Behold, the 300th anniversary of the visit note. It would be a desire something to celebrate, and if the desire is there, we will always find that” (quoted by TASS).

The Russian leader also said that the fundamental interests of both countries “is much more important than political expediency”. He stressed that none of the French company left the Russian market, despite sanctions. Putin also expressed confidence that the parties are ready to work together to find solutions for the situation in Syria and Ukraine.