Russia and France discuss global security consultation

Issues of European and global security, strategic stability, relations Russia–EU and Russia–NATO were discussed at the Russian-French consultations in Paris on Thursday, said in a statement the foreign Ministry.

Thursday in Paris was held a Russian-French consultations on strategic stability in the format "2 2". The Russian side was represented by the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov and Grushko Alexander Deputy head of the defense Ministry Alexander Fomin.

"Held a thorough exchange of views on issues of European and global security, strategic stability, topical issues of nonproliferation and arms control, the prevention of an arms race in space, the relations Russia–EU and Russia–NATO", - said in a statement

The parties also discussed regional issues. In the context of the development of the situation in Ukraine from both sides, the emphasis was placed on the need for strict observance of the Minsk agreements, as well as the implementation of the decisions of the summit "channel four", held on 9 December 2019 in Paris.

"It was noted that no alternative to a political settlement of the conflicts in Syria and Libya, as well as the importance of maintaining a Joint comprehensive plan of action on Iran's nuclear program. Consider the situation in the Central African Republic, the Sahara-Sahel region," the Ministry said.

The consultation also confirmed the importance of Russian-French cooperation on other topical issues on the international agenda, including information security, environmental protection and climate change, as well as cooperation in the fight against the epidemic COVID-19.

The French foreign Ministry said earlier that the consultations were discussed military and political aspects of regional and international crises, including the situation in Iran, Libya, Syria and the consequences of a pandemic coronavirus.