Putin and Macron to discuss international issues and cooperation with the EU

Presidents of Russia and France, Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron, will discuss international issues, maintaining security in Europe and further cooperation with the EU during a bilateral meeting. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the assistant to the Russian leader Yuri Ushakov.

As noted, on Monday August 19, the Russian president will visit France on a one-day working visit.

According to Ushakov, the most interesting question for Putin is the question of developing further cooperation between Russia and the European Union, including in connection with the new composition of European governing bodies.

In addition, prospects for Russia’s participation in Council of Europe events will be touched . In addition to the official meeting, face-to-face negotiations and a press conference of Putin and Macron are planned.

The meeting of the two leaders will take place at the official summer residence of French presidents in southern France at Fort Berganson.

The Russian delegation will be attended by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Yuri Ushakov and Ambassador to Paris Alexei Meshkov.

It was previously reported that Putin will discuss bilateral cooperation with Ukraine with Macron.