French President Emmanuel Macron plans to visit Russia in the near future to continue negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin on key issues such as security and climate change. The French leader said this on June 27, Radio Liberty reported.
“The confidence-building dialogue launched with President Putin at Fort Bregancon is ongoing. We are moving forward and I will go to Russia soon,” Macron wrote on Twitter.
As topics for discussion would be security in Europe, regional conflicts, and climate, including the melting of permafrost in the Arctic.
Macron said that all the regional crises that Europe has faced indicate the importance of "turning the European space in the broadest sense from Lisbon to Vladivostok into a real space of cooperation and peace."
The French president called on Europe and NATO to reconsider their strategic partnership with Moscow and suggested that Europe’s defiant approach failed.
With regard to Ukraine, Macron focused on the importance of the rapid resumption of the road map aimed at ending the conflict in the Donbas.
As we reported before, President of France Emmanuel Macron and Russia's Vladimir Putin will discuss specific security issues in a video call that is scheduled for Friday