Merkel and Macron Reportedly Want to Invite Putin to Summit of European Leaders

RUSSIA - The Russian president held his first face-to-face talks with Joe Biden in the latter's capacity as president last week, with European and world leaders watching closely for any signs that the current icy relationship between Russia and the US might thaw.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron of France are privately calling for a summit meeting of European leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin in a bid to steer the European Union toward "closer engagement with Russia," the Financial Times reports, citing people said to be familiar with the diplomatic discussions. Diplomats told the business newspaper on Wednesday that the summit proposal is being spearheaded by Merkel, with Macron expressing support for the idea.

The "summit" idea comes amid efforts by the United States and its allies to isolate China in the Pacific and to form an Asian-Pacific analogue to NATO involving Japan, India, and Australia. Officials, military commanders, and diplomats in both and Moscow and Beijing have spoken repeatedly about the importance of the strategic partnership between the two countries, and rejected efforts by the US and its allies to try to sully the historically strong relations between Moscow and Beijing. At the same time, the two countries have shied away from the creation of a formal military alliance, pointing to their support for the principles of non-alignment and non-confrontation.

Our comment

Back in 1985 Mr Armstrong warned:

“Do not discount the possibility that this resurrection of the medieval Holy Roman Empire may start by some arrangement to reunite East and West Germany first [came to pass in 1990].

Before World War II, a mutual accord had been made between Germany and Russia. History often repeats itself.” (The Plain Truth, October 1985)

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