8 Nov 2017 17:20

French special representative suggests determining areas of development of cooperation with Russia in situation of anti-Russian sanctions

MOSCOW. Nov 8 (Interfax) - France and Russia should work together despite European and U.S. sanctions, the French governmental envoy for relations with Russia, Jean-Pierre Chevenement, said.

"We need to think how we can lift these [EU] sanctions [against Russia]. It is perfectly clear that the U.S. is also causing disorder in these sanctions. Therefore, we should also think about what is happening in the U.S.," he said at a meeting with Konstantin Kosachyov, chair of the Federation Council Committee for International Affairs, on Wednesday.

"But we cannot wait forever. We need to determine issues of cooperation between France and Russia. Let's think about how we can develop, even in the agro-industrial sector, despite the EU's sanctions against Russia," Chevenement said.

"France is ready to sell Russia cars, seeds, cows, sheep, etc.," Chevenement said.