In an interview with Sputnik, Boyer stressed that "it is impossible not to discuss problems with Russia," adding that Paris and Moscow should maintain dialogue and resolve international crises together.
"Russia is a friendly country, our countries are too closely connected by their history to interrupt dialogue," she said.
Boyer's statement came right after Russian President Vladimir Putin had to cancel his visit to Paris. The surprise cancellation comes two days after French President Francois Hollande questioned the usefulness of the meeting with Putin, in an interview with a French TV channel, citing bombardments of Syria's Aleppo.
"I am convinced that François Hollande must meet with the Russian President. Do we want to be enemies with Russia? Of course not," Boyer said.
President Putin was expected to attend the opening of a Russian cultural and spiritual center and an exhibition. However, French President Hollande said that the talks would be confined to the Syrian problem and Syria alone.
"There is no doubt that what is happening [in Syria] is very serious, it's a disaster. It must be condemned by the international community in the strongest possible way," Boyer said. "This is the result of our powerlessness, our failure to form a grand coalition over the course of four years. This inability to understand the Syrian crisis and, in particular, the failure to act, are dramatic," she added.
Following the cancellation of the meeting, Peskov added that Putin was ready to come to Paris for talks with his French counterpart "when it would be comfortable for President Hollande."