MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian signed in Moscow on Friday a joint statement on the launch of the Trianon Dialogue, a bilateral civil society forum, Lavrov said at a press conference.
“We have just signed a statement on the launch of the Trianon Dialogue, that was an agreement of our presidents, reached in Versailles,”
He noted that the Trianon Dialogue would be a permanent structure of civil society aimed at boosting confidence and mutual understanding between two nations.
Lavrov added that co-chairs and secretaries of the forum would be chosen in the near future.
The idea to create a bilateral civil society forum was proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron on May 29 during the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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