Macron to Discuss Syria, Iran, Ukraine with Putin on Sunday

IRNA- French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss Syria, Iran and Ukraine with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet in Moscow on Sunday, the day of the soccer World Cup final between France and Croatia, a source at the French president’s office said.

Macron and Putin are expected to meet at the Kremlin before the kick-off, Reuters reported.

The Elysee Palace source said the situation in Ukraine had not evolved enough for Macron to invite Putin to a Group of Seven summit in Biarritz in the south of France, in the summer of 2019.

Following the G7 summit in Canada, Macron had said he would like to invite Putin to Biarritz, but that it would depend on Russia’s application of the process agreed in Minsk with France, Germany and Ukraine to resolve the conflict in Ukraine.

The source said the discussion would also be an opportunity for both leaders to draw their positions on the Syrian crisis closer.