Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron held a joint video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Federal Chancellor, the President of France and the President of Russia first discussed the situation with the pandemic and, in this context, the possibility of cooperation in the vaccine sector, according to Sputnik V’s assessment by the European Medicines Agency. This assessment is performed according to the same standards that apply to all other vaccines.
The settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine was also discussed. The Chancellor and the President of France called for negotiations in the Normandy format on the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
As for Belarus, the Chancellor and the President of France spoke in favor of a process of national inclusive dialogue and free elections.
The Chancellor, the President of France and the President of Russia exchanged views on the latest political achievements in Libya, which they unanimously welcomed. They also pointed to the need to further improve the security situation.
With regard to the situation in Syria, the Chancellor and the President of France referred to the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the country and called for continued cross-border assistance to the needy and intensified the work of the Constitutional Committee.
The Chancellor, President Macron and President Putin also stressed the need to make progress as soon as possible in implementing the Vienna Nuclear Agreement with Iran (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).
Referring to Navalny’s case, the Chancellor and the President of France also stressed the need to respect human rights and fundamental rights enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.