PARIS, June 26 (Xinhua) -- French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had an "in-depth and substantial exchange" during a video call on Friday afternoon, the French presidential office Elysee Palace announced.
The exchange made it possible for both sides to review the dialogue of confidence and security launched by the two countries a year ago during Putin's visit to France, said the Elysee in a statement.
On Libya, Macron called for an end to "foreign interference" and noted the importance of consolidating the work undertaken for a cease-fire and the resumption of dialogue, it said.
The two leaders also talked about the situation in Ukraine and Syria. On the bilateral level, they agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fields of health, environmental protection and biodiversity and culture, according to the statement.
French media reported that during the two-hour video call, Macron accepted an invitation from Putin to visit Russia soon, "probably before the end of the year."
In August 2019, Putin visited Fort de Bregancon, the French President's holiday residence in the south of France.