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Putin and Macron agreed on cooperation within Normandy format

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Putin and Macron agreed on cooperation within Normandy format


19.05.2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron talked over the phone for the first time, as per RIA Novosti. The leaders have agreed that it is necessary to continue collaboration within the so-called Normandy format to settle the Ukrainian conflict based on the Minsk agreements.

Besides, parties discussed possibilities for future personal contacts.

Russian President confirmed his readiness for mutually beneficial work on challenging questions of bilateral, regional and international agenda. He is sure that it corresponds genuine interests of Russian and French nations.

It is worth reminding that the presidential elections took place in France at the beginning of May. Emmanuel Macron won these elections with a significant majority of votes. More than sixty percent of electors voted for him.

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