France’s Macron says he plans to travel to Russia soon

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said he would soon travel to Russia for more talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin.

“Trust-building talks initiated with President Putin at Fort Bregancon continue,” Macron said in a tweet, mentioning European security, regional conflicts and climate change as key themes. “I will travel soon to Russia.”

Macron and Putin held a video call on Friday. Macron has called for Europe to re-examine its strategic partnership with Russia, saying that a policy of defiance towards Moscow in recent years had failed.