Saturday 21 October 2017

Emmanuel Macron rolls out red carpet at Versailles for Vladimir Putin

The red carpet is set up prior to the welcoming ceremony between French president Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Palace of Versailles, near Paris (AP)
The red carpet is set up prior to the welcoming ceremony between French president Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Palace of Versailles, near Paris (AP)

Russian president Vladimir Putin has arrived in France for talks with newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron.

Mr Macron greeted Mr Putin with a firm handshake on a red carpet leading into the Palace of Versailles before both men walked inside.

Mr Putin's trip is likely to shape Russia-France ties for years, with Mr Putin trying to mend strained ties with the West and with Mr Macron after the Russian leader backed Mr Macron's far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

Mr Putin and Mr Macron will hold a joint news conference after their talks.

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