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Putin, Hollande to discuss Ukraine crisis

English.news.cn   2014-06-05 21:49:24

MOSCOW, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladmir Putin will meet French President Francois Hollande Thursday during D-Day commemorations in France, according to the Kremlin press service.

"The Putin-Hollande meeting will center on the settlement of Ukraine crisis, particularly an end to punitive operations in the country's southeast and the May 25 presidential elections," the Kremlin said.

"Russia-EU and Russia-NATO cooperation will be also raised within the context of unrest in Ukraine," it said.

"Special attention will be paid to the situation in Syria after the June 3 presidential elections, affairs in Libya and international efforts over Iran's nuclear program," the press service said.

Economic cooperation between Moscow and Paris would also be a focus. The two leaders will discuss measures to further increase the trade turnover, which reached 22.2 billion U.S. dollars last year.

The press service also announced that Putin would meet British Prime Minister David Cameron on the same day, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday.

The commemorations will be held in the French region of Normandy, and mark the 70th anniversary of the landing of allied forces there, which marked a turning point in the war against Nazi Germany.

Editor: Xiang Bo
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