However, all the efforts of the French leader may be in vain, because he sees himself as a representative of the liberal values that Vladimir Putin considers obsolete, writes El País.

Macron will take Putin at his official summer residence, the castle Fort Bregancon, located on the French Riviera. The summit will take place five days before the G7 summit in the French Biarritz, in which Russia participates.

The “big seven” will become the culmination of Macron important from the point of view of foreign policy week, the beginning of which it will take Putin. The head of France will take the place of most influential leader of the EU after the resignation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Macron is committed to follow the tradition established by former French presidents Charles de Gaulle and Francois Mitterrand: re-make their country a mediator between the world powers and as the guarantor of the balance of power.

During the meeting the two leaders will relate to areas in which their views coincide, including the nuclear deal with Iran and discuss those topics for which disagree — the situation in Syria and Ukraine.

“We need Russia to say about the middle East, Syria, Iran. Impossible to advance in these matters without Russia,” said former French Ambassador in Moscow Claude Blanchemaison.