the foreign Ministers of Russia and France discussed by telephone the possible interaction in the situation of global spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.
“consider measures necessary to establish close coordination, including in matters relating to return of citizens of both countries to the Motherland”, — told RIA Novosti in the Russian foreign Ministry.
the Sides also talked about the possible steps along the lines of the UN security Council in the context of a joint struggle against coronavirus.
in addition, Sergei Lavrov and Jean-Yves Le Drian exchanged views about the settlement of the conflicts in Libya, Syria and Ukraine.
the Conversation of Ministers was a continuation of a telephone conversation between the presidents of Russia and France on 26 March before the first ever virtual summit G20. The theme of an emergency meeting of the heads of state are also began to struggle with the epidemic and its impact on the global economy.
Later, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the conversation between Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron, said that it was the interaction of the two countries and not assistance.