President Macron will discuss Syria, Iran and Ukraine with President Putin when they meet in Moscow on Sunday July 15th, the day of the World Cup Final between France and Croatia.
As reported by Reuters, Macron and Putin are expected to meet at the Kremlin before kick-off.
The Elysee Palace source said the situation in Ukraine had not evolved enough for Macron to invite Putin to a Group of Seven summit in Biarritz in the summer of 2019.
The invitation would depend on Russia’s application of the process agreed in Minsk with France, Germany and Ukraine to resolve the conflict in Ukraine.
The source said the discussion would also be an opportunity for both leaders to draw their positions on the Syrian crisis closer.
A Kremlin official said Macron also expected to brief Putin on the recent NATO summit, and that they would discuss Putin’s impending meeting with President Trump in Helsinki.