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Telephone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron

April 17, 2020

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron on the French side’s initiative.

The two presidents exchanged opinions on the situation concerning the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and informed each other about the measures being undertaken in Russia and France to minimise, among other things, unfavourable socioeconomic effects.

Emmanuel Macron expressed gratitude for the assistance with returning French nationals home as well as for help in creating conditions for the transit of medications and medical equipment across Russia to France.

The parties expressed their intent to preserve the dynamics in the development of bilateral cooperation and noted the importance of the contact established between the leaders of the two countries.

The possibility of organising a working meeting of leaders of the UN Security Council’s permanent members via videoconference was also discussed.

Other issues on the international agenda, including settlement of the internal Ukrainian conflict were also touched upon.

April 17, 2020