Germany and France have offered to invite Putin to the EU summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have offered to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the summit of the heads of state of the European Union, Free News reports with reference to the Financial Times.

Diplomatic representatives of Germany and France on Wednesday announced this initiative in Brussels, sources familiar with the discussion of the issue told the foreign publication.

According to them, the idea to organize a meeting of EU leaders with the Russian president belonged to Angela Merkel, and Emmanuel Macron supported it.

Berlin believes that the summit of the presidents of the Russian Federation and the United States in Geneva should become a “model” for the European Union in restoring dialogue with Moscow.

Germany and France are calling for the development of a new strategy for Russia, involving closer cooperation, the agency notes, citing information from the Financial Times.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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