Well, France remains the leading foreign investor in Russian Federation.
Earlier in the day, speaking at an annual economic forum, Putin sharply criticized Trump's decision to pull out of the Iranian nuclear deal, saying it could trigger unsafe instability.
We won't lift the sanctions if nothing's done.
Rosatom head Aleksey Likhachev has also teased a $1 billion Russian-French deal on the regeneration of used nuclear fuel, which may be signed during the ongoing St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
Re-elected by a landslide in March, Putin is steering Russian Federation out of its longest recession in two decades despite increasingly onerous U.S. financial penalties over the Kremlin's alleged election meddling.
He also suggested that Trump might have won a few points domestically by exiting the Iran deal.
The Russian leader, who was recently sworn in for the fourth term, mentioned that former President Barack Obama's administration played a pivotal role in negotiating the Iran deal. "This was said with regard to Brexit, and we're accused of everything bad".More news: Boba Fett Film Coming From James Mangold
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second right, and French President Emmanuel Macron arrive to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
And the Iran issue marks the first time that Russia, France and Germany agree on such a major matter in years.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also spoke at the forum and called for closer cooperation with Russian Federation.
Speaking at a question-and-answer session in front of an audience of business executives and Russian officials, Putin said the US withdrawal was damaging and counter-productive.
But there were only fleeting signs of those differences when Macron met Putin at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, an annual showcase for investment in Russia that the Russian leader hosts in his home town.
Putin told the editors that he would observe constitutional term limits that would prevent him from running for a new term in 2024.