Kremlin regards Putin-Macron talks as generally positive
The talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron were generally positive, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
"That does not mean that the interlocutors agreed with each other," TASS cited him as saying. However, Putin and Macron "were consistent in demonstrating their political will to discuss all issues, both those, on which they see eye to eye, and those they disagree on," the Kremlin spokesman noted.
Peskov said that the talks continued "until late at night", and the Russian head of state returned to Moscow from France "in the early hours of Tuesday morning". He recalled that the two leaders’ conversation was preceded by a news conference, during which the heads of state outlined the key issues on the agenda.
The Kremlin spokesman noted that the talks between Putin and Macron, both their face to face meeting and the one, which involved their delegations, can be described as "a very meaningful, constructive and trust-based dialogue. "[The two leaders] synchronized their watches on the key bilateral and global issues," he said.
The contacts between the two countries’ top diplomats and the two leaders’ aides in charge of foreign affairs had been held as well, the spokesman stressed.
The two leaders synchronized their watches on the most pressing issues, Peskov concluded.