French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting in the Fort de Bregancon on the French Riviera today to discuss the world’s major crises, including Ukraine, Iran and Syria.
Both the leader, during the meeting also try to improve Moscow’s relations with the European Union.
France seeks to play the role of mediator in Russia’s conflict with Ukraine, and Macron has stressed the importance of keeping dialogue open with Moscow.
French companies have also been pushing to lift EU sanctions resulting from Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
The meeting is being held, just a few days before opening a meeting of the Group of Seven nations in the French city of Biarritz with US President Donald Trump and other leaders.