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Telephone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron

May 7, 2020

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron.

The two leaders exchanged warm greetings on the 75th anniversary of Victory over Nazism. This anniversary is the common heritage of our countries. Vladimir Putin noted, in particular, that Russia will always remember the acts of the Normandie-Niemen Fighter Regiment who fought on the Soviet-German front. The presidents extended their heartfelt wishes for good health and wellbeing to the veterans of both nations.

During the discussion on combating the spread of the coronavirus, the importance of established bilateral cooperation along this line was stressed. Preparations for a videoconference with the leaders of the UN Security Council permanent members that will focus on cooperation in fighting the pandemic, were also touched upon.

The two presidents shared their opinions on current international issues, including settlement of the intra-Ukrainian conflict and the crisis in Libya.

It was agreed to maintain contact at various levels.

May 7, 2020