The Putin-Macron Handshake The World Was Waiting For
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Macron’s fairly basic welcoming of Putin belies a complex relationship in between the 2 leaders. Under Putin, a previous KGB officer with a strongman image, Russia had actually supported reactionary leader Marine Le Pen in France’s governmental election this year.
World|The Washington Post|Updated: May 29, 2017
London: As Russian President Vladimir Putin came to the Versailles Palace on Monday to satisfy Emmanuel Macron, the just recently chosen leader of France, all eyes were on the handshake.
When the set satisfied for the very first time, Macron had actually amazed the world last week with his white-knuckle grasp of President Donald Trump’s hand. Trump had actually currently gotten prestige for his handshake, an energetic yank that has actually captured some world leaders off guard.
The French president, nevertheless, came prepared.
Trump leaned in initially, he attempted to launch his hand from the prolonged shake, two times, while Macron kept squeezing. Talking to Le Journal du Dimanche this weekend, Macron described that “my handshake with him, it wasn’t innocent,” later on including: “One should reveal that you will not make little concessions, even symbolic ones, however likewise not over-publicize things, either.”
Outside the Versailles Palace, press reporters waited excitedly for a possibly tense Franco-Russian handshake. As Putin got out of his vehicle, many individuals took out their cams to record the welcoming in between the 2 leaders. Anybody anticipating fireworks would most likely have actually been dissatisfied: Macron and Putin shook hands amiably for 7 seconds prior to heading within.
Other videos reveal that inside the palace, the set shook hands once again – for about 6 seconds.
Macron’s reasonably easy welcoming of Putin belies a complex relationship in between the 2 leaders. In the last days prior to the vote, Macron assistants had actually declared that Russian groups had actually hacked his project and launched internal info in a quote to reject it.
Macron had actually name-checked Putin in an interview this weekend, recommending that he understood how to deal with such leaders. “Donald Trump, the russian president or the turkish president are in a balance-of-power reasoning, which does not trouble me,” Macron stated.
Monday’s conference – throughout which Macron and Putin will visit an exhibit marking the 300th anniversary of Russian Czar Peter the Great’s journey to Paris – was arranged to talk about weighty subjects, consisting of the crises in Syria and Ukraine.