PARIS, November 28. /TASS/. French President Emmanuel Macron has called to establish a transparent and critical dialogue with Russia, the leader said on Thursday at a press conference following his talks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
"It is necessary to establish a transparent, substantial and critical dialogue," Macron said. "That is why I expressed willingness to breathe new dynamics into this dialogue," the French leader stressed.
He underlined that "Russia is geographically a part of Europe." According to him, "new relations with Russia vital to create a new security architecture."
At the same time, he pointed out, "France understands concerns of its allies and will never risk its partners’ security," Macron said. Nevertheless, the French leader believes that "lack of dialogue with Russia did not make the continent safer."
Macron has repeatedly voiced his support for maintaining and facilitating dialogue with Russia. Speaking at a council of French ambassadors on August 27, a week after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Fort de Bregancon, Macron announced that the era of western dominance in the world is ending and said he believed that developing partnership with Russia is vital to create "new architecture of trust and security in Europe.".