Communiqué from the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs - French-Russian consultations on strategic stability and regional and international crises (16 Jul. 2020)


On Thursday, the political directors of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry for the Armed Forces hosted their Russian counterparts in Paris for consultations on issues relating to strategic stability and regional crises, ahead of the upcoming meeting in Paris of the Cooperation Council on Security Issues (CCQS), which will be attended by the French and Russian foreign and defense ministers. The CCQS last met in Moscow in September 2019.

Taking place within a framework defined by two special presidential envoys, Ambassador Yuri Ushakov and Ambassador Pierre Vimont, this meeting focused on the implementation of the trust and security agenda launched at the behest of President Macron and his Russian counterpart last summer.

These consultations also addressed the political and military aspects of various regional and international crises such as the situations in Iran, Libya, Syria and on the African continent, and the geopolitical implications of the Covid-19 pandemic.