Putin and Macron had a telephone conversation

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Putin and Macron had a telephone conversation

The leaders of Russia and France discussed the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh, the settlement of the internal Ukrainian conflict and the fight against COVID-19, the Kremlin press service reported on Tuesday.

“The situation around Nagorno Karabakh was thoroughly considered. The President of Russia emphasized that the situation in the region is stabilizing, and the agreements fixed in the Statement of the Presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of Armenia of November 9 are being consistently implemented on the whole”, – the message says.

The successful work of the Russian peacekeepers, providing, at the request of Baku and Yerevan, the ceasefire and the safety of the civilian population, was noted, the press service added.

“Mutual readiness was confirmed to continue coordination on various aspects of the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement, in particular, within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group. Among the most urgent are humanitarian problems related to the return of refugees, the restoration of infrastructure, the preservation of religious and cultural monuments, in particular, through the International Center for Humanitarian Response”, – the statement said.

The presidents also exchanged views on the settlement of the internal Ukrainian conflict, “expressed interest in stepping up efforts to implement the key provisions of the 2015 Minsk agreements, as well as the decisions adopted at the Normandy Summit on December 9, 2019 in Paris”.

“In this regard, the Russian side again emphasized the need for Ukraine to fulfill its obligations on the political aspects of the settlement, including the legal registration of the special status of Donbass and the consolidation of the “Steinmeier formula” in national legislation. It was agreed to continue work within the Normandy format, the message says.

“Regarding the situation around the Iranian nuclear program, both sides stated the demand for collective efforts aimed at preserving the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan”, – the message says.

In addition, the current situation in Syria and Libya was discussed.

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