"No matter how sad it may sound, I think that this will not affect our trade and economic ties in any way. The situation around Business France has been developing for several years. I do not understand why this decision has been made right now, when we are actively developing trade and economic relations," Meshkov told reporters.
Russian Foreign Ministry denied that France had informed authorities about the closure, adding that Moscow had ordered Paris to solve problems with Business France.
Business France is tasked with promoting French exports and investment.