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

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.

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany 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 Wednesday that the summit proposal is being spearheaded by Merkel, with Macron expressing support for the idea.

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