TEHRAN, May 29, YJC - France’s president will host his Russian counterpart in Versailles Palace today on Monday, a visit which some experts believe is a diplomatic test for Macron to face one of the most prominent world leaders.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -
According to Reuters, the French president Emanoel Macron says he will visit his Russian counterpart Veladimir Putin in Versailles Palace on Monday.
Macron who took office two weeks ago, accused Russia of disturbing the competition process of France’s Presidential election in the 2017 election campaign.
Yet, entering Elysee Palace and acknowledging the influential role of Moscow, Macron deemed negotiation with Russia essential.
At the end of G7 meeting held in Italy, also Macron said that he will discuss many issues with Putin.
Paris-Moscow ties got worse in the French ex-president Francois Hollande’s term, with Putin canceled his October trip to the country in response to Hollande’s refusal to visit Putin but in issues related to solving the Syrian Crisis.
Russia and France disagree with each other on supporting Syrian government with Paris preferring to support the anti-government rebels in line with US and its Western partners.