- Title: Macron and Putin meet via video call, discuss coronavirus crisis
- Date: 26th June 2020
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 26, 2020) (AGENCY POOL) VARIOUS OF FRENCH PRESIDENT, EMMANUEL MACRON, DURING VIDEO CALL MEETING WITH RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, VLADIMIR PUTIN, AT ELYSEE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE VARIOUS OF SCREEN SHOWING PUTIN ADDRESSING MACRON, INTERPRETER TRANSLATING SCREEN SHOWING PUTIN / MACRON DURING MEETING (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH PRESIDENT, EMMANUEL MACRON, SAYING: "First of all, it's a chance for me to again express France's full support to the Russian people who are badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and on the health, economic and social aspects, really our full solidarity. It's this virus that has prevented us to meet in person two days ago and on May 9." MACRON DURING MEETING (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH PRESIDENT, EMMANUEL MACRON, SAYING: "Like you, I consider that this crisis that we have lived through, these regional crises that we know of, shows the importance of making a European zone in a large sense, from Lisbon to Vladivostok, a true zone of cooperation and peace. I think both of us know the importance of this." PUTIN SEEN ON MIRROR DURING MEETING (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH PRESIDENT, EMMANUEL MACRON, SAYING: "What I suggest is that we continue the agenda from our talks in Bregancon and to remind you of some key points. Our first objective is the putting in place of a concrete framework of discussion to structure our dialogues on security of trust on a bilateral and regional level. Next, a joint work on the crises agenda, in particular the situation in Libya, Ukraine and Syria. And third is constructing a coordinated position on the fields of health, the economy, but also on the environment."
- Embargoed: 10th July 2020 15:42
- Keywords: Emmanuel Macron France Russia Vladimir Putin meeting video call
- Location: PARIS AND BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS AND BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001CK0BFPJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday (June 26) expressed France's "full support" and solidarity with Russia on the coronavirus crisis, in a video call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Macron said the new coronavirus crisis that has hit Europe demonstrates the importance of a European zone "in a larger sense" that includes Russia.
"I consider that this crisis that we have lived through, these regional crises that we know of, shows the importance of making a European zone in a large sense, from Lisbon to Vladivostok, a true zone of cooperation and peace," Macron said.
Macron also pitched to pick up his discussions with Putin from their meeting in southern France in August 2019 to touch on the conflicts in Libya, Ukraine and Syria.
He said France and Russia should also discuss health, the economic impact of the pandemic, and the environment.
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