The President of the Republic spoke with the President of the United States, Mr. Joe BIDEN and the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir PUTIN.

He proposed a summit to be held between President BIDEN and President PUTIN and then with relevant stakeholders to discuss security and strategic stability in Europe.

Presidents BIDEN and PUTIN have both accepted the principle of such a summit.

The substance will have to be prepared by Secretary BLINKEN and Minister LAVROV during their meeting on Thursday 24 February.

It can only be held at the condition that Russia does not invade Ukraine.

The President of the Republic will work with all stakeholders to prepare the content of these discussions.