PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a telephone get in touch with to carry on conversations on regional crises in Ukraine and Syria even with their conflicting views, a French presidency official reported on Thursday.
“Irrespective of diverging positions on a amount of topics, they observed the outdated and singular marriage involving the two nations, which have had three hundred years of diplomatic relations,” the aide to Macron reported.
“Citing General de Gaulle, President Putin underlined the simple fact that France and Russia were powerful when they were united,” the aide reported, introducing that Putin had initiated the telephone get in touch with and congratulated Macron on his election and cabinet appointments.
The Kremlin reported in a assertion previously that Putin and Macron had discussed attainable even further cooperation in resolving the Ukraine disaster.
(Reporting by Michel Rose Modifying by Adrian Croft)