The two leaders discussed the situation created by the United States’ unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear programme. They pointed out the importance of the JCPOA for international and regional security.
They exchanged opinions on the internal Ukrainian crisis, in particular the establishment of a UN mission to protect OSCE observes, and agreed to stimulate efforts within the Normandy format. Angela Merkel updated Vladimir Putin on the results of her trilateral meeting with President of France Emmanuel Macron and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held in Aachen on May 10.
The two leaders also discussed the situation in Syria and preparations for Angela Merkel’s working visit to Sochi scheduled for May 18.