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Putin talks to Macron to discuss his planned trip to Russia

AP  |  Moscow 

The Kremlin says Vladimir has spoken by phone with French Emmanuel to discuss his planned visit to

The Kremlin said Friday the two leaders exchanged views on bilateral ties, including preparations for Macron's trip to Russia, set for May, during which he is set to attend an economic forum in

The statement noted they hailed a Russian-French forum called "Trianon Dialogue" intended to encourage contacts.

It added that and also discussed the situation in and underlined the need for developing closer cooperation between and in tackling the Syrian crisis.

They also talked about the conflict in and the need to enforce the 2015 peace agreement that was sponsored by and

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 17:55 IST