MOSCOW, October 14 / TASS /. France preserves the mechanisms necessary to develop joint approaches to European strategic security with Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday in an interview with radio stations Sputnik, Komsomolskaya Pravda and Govorit Moskva (speaking in Moscow) on Wednesday.“Unfortunately, the practical policy of European leaders, including France and Germany, is not yet very optimistic,” he said. “Even though, in my opinion, Paris is much more inclined to maintain strategic relations with us. At least, that is the position of French President Emmanuel Macron, which, under the agreements with Russian President Vladimir Putin, is implemented in a wide range. mechanisms that have been created between Moscow and Paris to discuss and develop common approaches, common visions on strategic issues or issues of strategic security and strategic stability in Europe. ”
The Russian Foreign Minister expressed cautious optimism in this regard.
“Let’s see where this situation goes, and all of these mental processes,” Lavrov said.