Putin meeting with Macron noted the intensification of economic ties with France

Putin meeting with Macron noted the intensification of economic ties with France


HAMBURG, July 8. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin noted with satisfaction the development of relations of Russia and France. At a meeting with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, he stressed that the growing trade between the two countries.

“Despite all the difficulties aktiviziruyutsya economic ties, growing bilateral trade,” Putin said. “Counting on the Russian-French Council on economic, financial, industrial and trade issues,” – said the President of the Russian Federation.

“In accordance with your suggestion, we began work to create a public Forum” – he turned to Macron.

“After our meeting at Versailles we implement our agreements,” – said Putin. “We took in Moscow to your foreign Minister [Russian foreign Minister] Sergei Lavrov was in Paris the day before yesterday was another round of consultations”, – he reminded.

The Paris agreement

The Russian President said that Russia remains committed to the implementation of the Paris climate agreement.

In the beginning of the conversation macron apologized because he had to wait, referring to protracted discussions with the colleagues of the climate. “I hope that now the climate will be better – jokingly remarked to Putin. – Discussed, and all will be well.”

Climate issues were on the agenda of one of the working sessions held in the Hamburg summit of the Group of twenty. “If we are talking about this issue, you know our position – we adhere to the Paris agreement, and we intend to fulfill them”, – said the Russian leader.

However, he noted that the causes of climate change is not precisely known. “[But] if we are talking about this issue, you know our position – we adhere to the Paris agreement, decisions have been made and we intend to fulfill them”, – said the Russian leader.

The quality of the relationship

In turn, the French leader said that Paris is satisfied with the quality of relations with Moscow.

“It is very gratifying to note the quality and intensity of our dialogue”, he said, offering “to go to execution of the conceived plans.”

“Thank you for the commitment you have taken on climate change” – said the head of France. “If we will not take on such obligations, nothing spontaneous will”, – he added. Macron also stated that, in his opinion, the measures for the protection of the environment “compatible with innovation, with economic growth.”

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