Centuries Putin arrived at the Elysee Palace, where it will be his conversations with his French counterpart Francois Hollande, leader of the 2 countries shook hands on the steps of the Palace. The residence was built a guard of honor.
The President of Russia invited to France for the celebrations dedicated to the 70th anniversary of operation allied troops in Normandy.
The previous visit of the century, the Century of Putin in Paris was held in June 2012. the French leader during this time two times visited the Russian Federation in February last year he was on a visit in the capital of Russia, and in September participated in the summit of " group of twenty " in St. Petersburg.
it is assumed that in the course of the current meeting, the leaders discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation. France is among the five largest foreign trade partners of Russia in the EU. International agenda involves substantive discussion of the fall in Ukraine.
on the last working day of the week, June 6, the head of the 2 countries will attend the celebrations in Normandy at the 70-th anniversary of the liberation of France from Nazi occupation. As drew attention ahead of the meeting, Hollande, he does not forget and will never forget that the Russian people gave millions of lives In the Second World war ".
from its part centuries Putin believes Russia's participation in the celebrations in Normandy landmark. In interview to television channel TF1 and radio station Europe 1 he said about the Union of the countries of anti-Hitler coalition in the fight against Nazism. The memory of the past should " help building relations today and help us build our relations in the future."