VERSAILLES, may 29. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of France Emmanuel macron began in Versailles for the first time. The conversation takes place in a narrow format. Before that, there was a welcoming ceremony and photographing the joint leaders at the entrance to the Palace of Versailles, where the Russian leader arrived from the airport Charles de Gaulle. In the ceremony participated the guard of honor orchestra.
Among the topics discussed bilateral issues and international problems, including settlement in Syria and Ukraine, the situation in Libya and on the Korean Peninsula, Russia’s relations with the European Union.
After the meeting in narrow format talks will be continued in working Breakfast format in the extended format. Then, as expected, the presidents will give a joint press conference. Platform news approach of the leaders of a Gallery battle painting of the Palace.
The last paragraph of the Versailles part of the program of Putin’s visit will be a visit to along with a Macron in the Grand Trianon Palace of the exhibition dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the visit to France of Peter I.
In addition, Putin will come to Paris, where he visited the Russian spiritual and cultural center on the Quai Branly. The centre is open from October last year – then it was assumed that its opening will be attended by the presidents of the two countries, but the Russian leader’s visit in October to France was cancelled because of the unavailability of the French side to participate in this event at the highest level.