MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
MESSAGE TO THE MEDIA
On September 14, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Berlin and held talks with Federal Foreign Minister of Germany H. Maas.
The joint participation of ministers in the closing ceremony of the Russian-German “cross” Year of regional and municipal partnerships took place. The success of the Year was noted, which stimulated the established bilateral relations at the interregional level and the formation of new twin-city partnerships. The winners of the contest of projects in the field of cooperation between Russian and German municipalities were awarded with certificates of honor (a total of 30 pairs of representatives from regions and municipalities). It is agreed that the practice of conducting “cross” Years will be continued in the format of the forthcoming new program of the Year of Scientific and Educational Partnerships 2018-2020.
During the talks, Lavrov and Haas noted the intensity of the Russian-German political dialogue, including the emerging revival of interparliamentary exchanges. Separately, topical joint projects in trade, economic, cultural, humanitarian and historical-memorial spheres were discussed.
The heads of the foreign ministries of Russia and Germany assessed the prospects for implementing the Minsk agreements on the settlement of the internal crisis, thoroughly examined the issues of combating terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa region, in particular, in Syria. In this regard, the emphasis was made on the practical aspects of providing humanitarian assistance to the Syrian regions liberated from extremists from the Russian side. The ministers analyzed in detail the situation around the SVPA on the settlement of the Iranian nuclear problem after the US withdrew from it, as well as the possibility of limiting the impact of extraterritorial American sanctions. The problems of the inter-Korean dialogue, Russia-EU relations, the state of Russia-NATO relations, interaction at the UN platform, taking into account the election of the FRG as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council in 2019-2020 were touched upon.
Within the framework of the visit, Lavrov spoke at the site of an authoritative public NGO German-Russian forum with a report on the topic of integration processes in the Eurasian space
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