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Telephone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron

January 12, 2020

Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron continued their discussion of current international issues during their telephone conversation.

The Libya issues were given detailed consideration. In the context of the Russian-Turkish agreements reached in Istanbul on January 8, both parties stressed the importance of observing the ceasefire declared on January 12. The presidents reaffirmed their readiness to facilitate the political diplomatic resolution of the crisis and expressed a commitment to contribute in every possible way to the success of the international conference on Libya, which is to be held in Berlin.

In view of the tense situation around Iran, the Presidents of Russia and France noted the need for all the sides to show restraint and called for continued efforts to preserve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

The presidents also discussed issues concerning the domestic conflict in Ukraine and developments in Syria.

It was agreed to continue personal contacts.

January 12, 2020