RUSSIA: Macron holds talks with Putin – VIDEO
France recognizes Russia’s new role in international relations, including in Middle East – Macron
RT – The presidents of Russia and France are holding a joint media conference in St. Petersburg, where Emmanuel Macron arrived on Thursday. Vladimir Putin visited Paris last year.
Macron’s visit coincides with Russia’s largest business forum, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which is held annually in the northern city that used to be the country’s capital.
Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron during a G20 forum in Hamburg. © Mikhail Klimentyev / Sputnik
France and Russia currently find themselves on the same side over US withdrawal from a multilateral agreement with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPOA), which both Moscow and Paris want to preserve. But there are also many points of conflict between the two and Macron didn’t pull punches in the public during Putin’s visit to France. —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: May 24, 2018 at 03:54PM