The President of Russia offered his condolences on the terrorist attack in Paris on May 12.
The two leaders also discussed preparations for the French President’s visit to Russia on May 24–25 and his attendance of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. They also coordinated the range of current international and bilateral issues for their upcoming talks.
Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron exchanged opinions on the Syrian settlement and gave special consideration to the situation created by the United States’ unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear programme. They confirmed the readiness of Russia and France to continue to comply with this agreement. Vladimir Putin updated his French colleague on the talks he held with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano in Sochi on May 14.