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Sarkozy and Putin Meet in Russia

October 9, 2007

Published: October 10, 2007

MOSCOW, Oct. 9 — President Nicolas Sarkozy of France came to Moscow today and met with President Vladimir V. Putin for the start of talks that are expected to focus on Iran and Kosovo.

The opening moments of their meeting at Mr. Putin’s country residence were cordial and correct, as shown on Russian state television. “France has been, is and, I hope, will continue to be one of our main partners in Europe and the world,” Mr. Putin said, the Interfax news agency reported. “Our relations are developing successfully.”

Mr. Sarkozy, who has been critical of Moscow and offered a frank exchange of views, replied: “I want to understand you and I hope you will try to understand our convictions.”

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