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    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is a good opportunity to improve political and economic ties, Frederic Oudea, the CEO of the Societe Gerenale financial group told Sputnik on Friday.

    "This year we are even more interested [in SPIEF] since our president, Emmanuel Macron, is also here. I think this is the best moment and a good opportunity to enhance political and economic dialogue," Oudea said on the sidelines of the SPIEF.

    Macron is paying a two-day visit to Russia. On Thursday, the president met with Putin and discussed a range of international and bilateral issues, including the situation with Iran nuclear deal and Syrian crisis.

    READ MORE: 'Macron Comes to Russia as Representative for Europe' — French Diplomat

    SPIEF, held annually in Russia's second largest city of St. Petersburg, is a major networking hub for entrepreneurs and a global platform for the discussion of crucial economic issues. The event began on Thursday and will continue through Saturday. Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency is the official media partner of the forum.

    St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2018 (64)


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