The French president, Emmanuel Macron, will receive his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in the fort of Bregançon (southeast of France), where he spends his holidays, on August 19, just a few days before the G7 summit in Biarritz ( southwest), which will be held from 24 to 26 of that month.
Macron himself made the announcement to the press next to his holiday residence, although in June he had already announced that "in the coming weeks" that meeting would take place.
"I think that in the framework of the presidency of the G7 it is essential that we can take this initiative" to meet with Putin to "explore all forms of cooperation on the big issues, without naivety but also without closing doors," he said.
The French president stressed that in Bregançon he can "receive foreign leaders" like Putin himself, as well as "isolate himself to work", so he predicted that his vacation will be "studious."
A few days ago, the Kremlin reported that Macron will attend the military parade on May 9, 2020 at the Red Square for the 75th anniversary of the victory over Germany in World War II, thus breaking the recent boycott of Western countries to the east. event.
In recent years, no leader of the main Western powers has come to Putin's call to preside over the military stop.
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