Macron wants to discuss Karabakh with Erdogan

Macron wants to discuss Karabakh with Erdogan

French President Emmanuel Macron said that despite disagreements with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the two leaders have decided to meet and talk.  

“We have deep disagreements, and we know it. We have had controversies sometimes, and we accept them. But no matter what the disagreements, we always have to talk," Macron was quoted by the Le Monde newspaper as saying in response to a question during a press conference held ahead of the G7 summit and NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels.

Macron is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Erdogan on Monday in Brussels at the start of the NATO gathering. 

"We both wanted it. I think it's a good thing. We need to see each other and engage in dialogue," he said. 

The two leaders are likely to discuss international situations related to the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh. Macron said he also wishes to seek clarification from Turkey on contentious issues within NATO-like on procuring weapons with no interoperability and unilateral operations contrary to the interests of allies. 

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