March 3, 2010
France, Russia Take Ties to a New Level
Vaiju Naravane, The Hindu
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has clearly decided to forget his earlier strident and principled declarations about Russia, Chechnya and human rights and cosy up to Moscow.
During Russian President Dimitri Medvedev's visit to Paris on Monday, the two countries took their relationship to a new level of understanding, with Paris opening exclusive negotiations for the sale of four French Mistral warships to Russia and Moscow agreeing to be more cooperative on sanctions against Iran.
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