Slutsky: the foreign policy of France led by Makron will remain reserved in respect of the Russian Federation

MOSCOW, may 8. /TASS/. French foreign policy has led elected on Sunday is to remain low-key on the Russian direction, but it cannot be excluded that the new leader “will be able to discover Russia and to assess properly the full potential of cooperation.”

This was stated to journalists by the Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs, coordinator of the parliamentary group for relations with Parliament of the French Republic, and Leonid Slutsky.

According to him, “the elections of the President of France became a landmark for the now emerging new world architecture and was a kind of test of strength for the United Europe”. “I repeat, that rather, it was a vote not for the Macron, and against the possibility of repeating the scenario Brexit in the Fifth Republic. And of course, here the West has used all his influence, and the whole propaganda machine in France and abroad were thrown on the support of Emmanuel Macron candidate, who rose on the political horizon of France literally over a year,” said Slutsky.

“Because of all these factors, while it is clear that the foreign policy of France headed by President Makron in the near future will remain Pro-Western, Pro-NATO and restrained against Russia”, – said the head of the Committee.

However, Slutsky said that “the macron is interesting and fairly young politician, and it is possible that he will be able to discover Russia and to assess properly the potential of Russian-French cooperation”. “It will be the aim of my activities, my colleagues on the Committee and the parliamentary friendship group with the Parliament of France, once there is an election of 18 June”, – concluded the Deputy.

The leader of the movement “On the March” Emmanuel macron on Sunday won the second round of the presidential election in France, scoring of 66.06% of the votes on the results of counting 100% of the ballots. In total, according to the French interior Ministry, the Macron voted 20.7 million voters. His rival, the leader of “National front” marine Le Pen, got 33,94 percent of the vote.