Both the USA and Russian officials have previously confirmed that a meeting between the two leaders would be held in Paris on the sidelines of World War I commemoration ceremonies.
The French government said there will be no official French homage to Nazi collaborator Philippe Petain at World War I ceremonies this week, after President Emmanuel Macron drew fire for calling the Vichy leader a "great soldier".
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On Saturday, Petain will be honored alongside seven other French generals at a ceremony to be held at Les Invalides in Paris.
"He was a great soldier, it's a fact", Macron said, though he stressed that Petain had made "disastrous choices" during World War II.
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His comments set off a storm of criticism from rival politicians as well as Jewish leaders, who accused the president of discounting Petain's treasonous collaboration with the Nazi occupiers in the 1940s.
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Jean-Luc Melenchon, head of the hard-left France Insoumise (France Unbowed) party, wrote on Twitter: "Marshal Joffre was the military victor of the 1914-18 war". Jean-Luc Melenchon, head of the leftist France Insoumise (France Unbowed) party, called Petain "a traitor and an anti-Semite" whose "crimes and his betrayal can not be erased from history".
"I am shocked by this statement by Macron", CRIF president Francis Kalifat told The Associated Press.
Petain's star rose within France during World War I, when he became known as "The Lion of Verdun".
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Petain led the French army to victory in Verdun in 1916, but gained infamy and a conviction for treason for his actions as leader of Vichy France from 1940 to 1944.
"I pardon nothing, but I erase nothing of our history", Mr Macron added.
After the war's end he was arrested for treason and given the death sentence, which was commuted into life imprisonment given his age.
Former socialist president Francois Mitterrand provoked similar outrage by placing flowers on Petain's tomb on the anniversary of the armistice for years, a practice his conservative successor Jacques Chirac quickly ended.
Macron had indicated Wednesday that Petain would be among the eight army chiefs honoured at the Invalides military museum on Saturday, saying he had earned the nation's gratitude.
The debate over his legacy reflects a longtime divide along political lines, with rightwing groups often praising Petain's endorsement of what he considered traditional Catholic values.More news: Cesar Sayoc: US mail bombs suspect faces new charges
Later in the day, Macron, Merkel and UN General Secretary Antonio Gutteres will join other world leaders and representatives of civil society, for a peace forum held in the northeast of Paris.