Russian and French Presidents Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron discussed the situation in Lebanon with an emphasis on measures taken by Russia and France to provide humanitarian assistance to the Lebanese population after the explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4.
According to the Kremlin press service, Emmanuel Macron shared his impressions of his recent visit to Lebanon, as well as the results of a video conference organized by France on August 9 to mobilize international aid to this country.
During the exchange of views on the development of the internal political situation in Lebanon, the Russian side reaffirmed its position in support of the republic's national unity and sovereignty. The need to resolve all existing controversial issues by the Lebanese themselves based on a constructive dialogue, without external interference, was highlighted.
Various aspects of the settlement of the internal Ukrainian conflict were also discussed, in particular, a positive assessment was given to the measures to strengthen the ceasefire regime. Putin reiterated the importance of Ukraine's strict fulfillment of its obligations on the political aspects of the Minsk Agreements, including the establishment of a direct dialogue between Kyiv and Donetsk and Lugansk to legally formalize the special status of Donbass.
The current situation in Belarus was also touched upon.