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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called himself a friend of the Russian colleague Vladimir Putin said that Russia’s image abroad has improved. His words with a new year’s reception of the Russian direct investment Fund (RDIF) cites RIA Novosti.
The politician said that the country’s prestige greatly increased unexpectedly for the Russians themselves. “You have no idea at what level your prestige and your image has changed in the international arena. Russia once again became a mighty power, Russia knows its place in the international arena and knows its destiny,” he said.
Former French leader admitted to Putin in friendly feelings and said that you can talk to him, even despite the existence of differences. His speech was listened to the President’s special representative for environmental issues, ecology and transport Sergey Ivanov and the head of RDIF Kirill Dmitriev, which at the end of his speech Sarkozy in Russian said “thank you.” He also expressed the hope that next year he will be invited to a meeting in Moscow.
In August 2017, it was reported that French prosecutors suspected Sarkozy of accepting bribes from the Qatari authorities for assistance in the promotion of the application of the Emirate on the world championship on football. In March 2018, he was taken into custody on charges of illegal funding by Libya for his election campaign in 2007, but the day after the detention policy was released. It does not specify whether withdrawn from him or not.
Sarkozy was President from 2007 to 2012 year. In 2016, the year he repeatedly expressed his desire to run for President on the Republican ticket, but later lost the party primaries, françois Fillon, came out fighting and ended his political career.
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