President stresses importance of ceasefire extension in Syria
Russia – Telephone conversation between M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, and Mr Vladimir Putin, President of Russia – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, 21 October 2019
The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, spoke on the telephone today to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
On the eve of the Sochi meeting between Presidents Putin and Erdoğan, the conversation focused mainly on the situation in north-east Syria. The French President stressed the importance of extending the current ceasefire and finding a way out of the crisis by diplomatic means.
The French President and President Putin also went over preparations for the next Normandy-format summit, following the Trilateral Contact Group’s decisions on the implementation of the Minsk agreements./.