The U.S. President intends to talk with his French counterpart following his meeting with Vladimir Putin.

President Joe Biden plans to speak with French President Emmanuel Macron in the near future, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.

“We will continue to maintain very close contact with our French colleagues” about the possible threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, Psaki said.

According to her, Macron and Biden spoke twice last week. “President Biden is expected to contact President Macron soon,” she added.

Last Monday, Macron became the first leader of a major Western power to meet with Russian President Putin after Moscow massed troops near the Ukrainian border.

Following the meeting with the Russian president, the French leader noted that “we were also able to outline ways to converge our positions, […] meaning the Ukrainian conflict.”

“We continue our efforts within the Normandy format in order to fully implement the Minsk Agreements and to resolve the conflict in the Donbas,” said the French president, who visited Kyiv and held talks with Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Zelensky in Kyiv on Tuesday, Macron confirmed that France and Germany will continue to play the role of mediators in resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine

A new meeting of political advisers to the heads of the Normandy Four countries will be held in Berlin on February 10.