Kremlin confirms Putin decided to cancel his visit to Paris

Baku, October 11, AZERTAC

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a decision to cancel his visit to Paris scheduled for October 19 to wait for a date that would suit his French counterpart Francois Hollande, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

"The president has made a decision to cancel this visit (to Paris)," Peskov said, explaining: "The case is that certain events linked to the opening of a Russian cultural center and holding exhibitions had been scheduled. Unfortunately, these events fell out of the program and that’s why the president decided that now the visit to the French Republic will be cancelled."

"From the very beginning of contacts with his French counterpart, President Putin noted that we would be ready to visit Paris at the time when this is suitable for Hollande. That’s why we wait till this suitable time comes, and the president (of Russia) will again consider the possibility of paying such a visit in case this issue is still on the agenda," the Kremlin spokesman stressed.

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