sanctions on russia counterproductive sarkozy
Last Updated : GMT 20:59:04
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 20:59:04
Arab Today, arab today

Sanctions on Russia counterproductive "Sarkozy"

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Sanctions on Russia counterproductive "Sarkozy"

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Paris - TASS

The West’s sanctions against Russia are counterproductive, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said in an interview with the Le Point magazine. He also called on Europe to trust Russia more.

"Europe and Russia should work in an atmosphere of trust," the politician said in his first interview in the past several months. "Sanctions are counterproductive," Sarkozy stressed.

He pointed out that the West’s policy towards Moscow was wrong. According to the former French president, "everything is done nowadays to push Russia into China’s embrace." In this connection, he mentioned the US Congress’s plans "to cut Russian banks’ access to international financing." "Do they think about consequences at all?" Sarkozy said.

In his view, "there is a need to reach out to Russia." "No matter the disagreements between us, Vladimir Putin has brought Russia back to center stage," Sarkozy noted, adding that "the recent FIFA World Cup showed Russia’s beauty."

Internal and external issues

While commenting on the pressing issues Europe is facing, Sarkozy said that the migration crisis had not reached its peak yet. "In 30 years, Nigeria will have more population than the United States," he noted. "The population of the African continent will grow to one to 2.5 bln people, and half of them will be under 25 years of age. This may help understand what migration flows will be like in the years to come," he added.

In this regard, the former French president said that "assisting in the economic development of Africa is not a matter of charity for Europe, but a most important strategic imperative."

Sarkozy also spoke out in favor of reforming international organizations. "We need to think about creating a new supranational organization in Europe, where three partners - Europe, Turkey and Russia - would be the founders," he said. "It will facilitate high-level political dialogue and make it possible to discuss security issues, the fight against terrorism and economic cooperation," Sarkozy added.

As for France’s domestic problems, the country’s former head of state called for giving more time to incumbent President Emmanuel Macron. "I know how difficult it is to meet all expectations that emerge during election campaigns so I will refrain from criticism," Sarkozy said.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

sanctions on russia counterproductive sarkozy sanctions on russia counterproductive sarkozy

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

sanctions on russia counterproductive sarkozy sanctions on russia counterproductive sarkozy

 



Arab Today, arab today Dubai Tourism to inaugurate ‘HITEC Dubai 2018’

GMT 12:29 2018 Thursday ,15 November

Dubai Tourism to inaugurate ‘HITEC Dubai 2018’
Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today Burberry revamps under new designer Riccardo Tisci

GMT 15:11 2018 Tuesday ,18 September

Burberry revamps under new designer Riccardo Tisci
Arab Today, arab today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 08:05 2017 Monday ,18 December

Mona Zaki reveals details of her new show

GMT 11:35 2017 Monday ,18 December

Putin appreciates U.S intelligence cooperation

GMT 07:16 2017 Sunday ,17 December

Yasmine Underlines importance of Fatimid Cairo

GMT 13:36 2017 Friday ,22 December

Iraqi troops killed six ISIS militants in Mousl

GMT 12:33 2017 Friday ,22 December

Yara denies presenting new talk show

GMT 13:04 2017 Friday ,15 September

Actor Hussein Fahmy denies marriage

GMT 01:28 2017 Friday ,22 December

Syria opposition urges Russia to push Damascus

GMT 09:31 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Social Influencers (November 2017)

GMT 10:43 2017 Saturday ,02 December

Saudi and Iran trade insults at conference

GMT 13:56 2017 Saturday ,28 January

Smart Ideas to Make your Own Headboard

GMT 08:31 2016 Tuesday ,15 November

EasyJet annual profit falls 28%, hit by slumping pound

GMT 21:10 2018 Monday ,01 January

Moroccan footballer frustrated over injury

GMT 06:08 2017 Thursday ,28 December

European stocks edge higher in thin holiday trading

GMT 01:15 2017 Thursday ,28 December

700,000 Saudi Families Receive More than USD266

GMT 09:53 2017 Wednesday ,27 December

Yemen's Houthis turn mosques to detention centers

GMT 18:19 2017 Monday ,25 December

Lootah inspects final preparations at Dubai Frame

GMT 05:28 2017 Sunday ,24 December

Venezuela reports economy shrank by 16.5% in 2016

GMT 04:06 2017 Wednesday ,13 December

Singapore launches electric car

GMT 19:07 2016 Saturday ,19 November

AAOIFI–World Bank annual conference opens on Sunday

GMT 17:52 2017 Friday ,01 December

Diamond Aboud happy for "Syria" success
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday