Macron and Putin divided on Iran and two wars

Mr Emmanuel Macron with Mr Vladimir Putin in France last May. Mr Macron arrives in Russia tomorrow for talks with Mr Putin.
Mr Emmanuel Macron with Mr Vladimir Putin in France last May. Mr Macron arrives in Russia tomorrow for talks with Mr Putin.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

US' withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, Syria and Ukraine likely to dominate at their talks

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Russia tomorrow for a two-day summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

The Franco-Russian summit is, ostensibly, about trade and history: Mr Macron will attend the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia's key annual trade event, as well as a series of cultural events intended to mark 300 years of diplomatic relations between France and Russia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2018, with the headline 'Macron and Putin divided on Iran and two wars'. Print Edition | Subscribe