BBC: France's Macron holds 'frank exchange' with Putin
French President Emmanuel Macron says he held a "frank exchange" with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face talks.
The pair discussed "disagreements" in the meeting, held at the sumptuous Versailles palace near Paris.
But Mr Macron said he wanted to work with Russia over the conflict in Syria in the struggle against terrorism.
Meanwhile, Mr Putin said he wanted to strengthen economic ties with France after the restrictions of recent years.
Both leaders were keen to signal a new beginning in Russian-French relations that have been under considerable strain recently, says the BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris.
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