Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his German counterpart Siegmar Gabriel will discuss the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the progress of the peace process in Syria at a meeting due to be held in Moscow on March 9, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
“On March 8-9, Germany’s Foreign Minister Siegmar Gabriel will make a working visit to Moscow upon the invitation of Russia’s top diplomat Sergey Lavrov,” the statement reads. “The two ministers will hold talks on March 9, discussing the current state of Russian-German relations and practical issues related to bilateral agenda, including the implementation of specific trade, economic, cultural, humanitarian and memorial projects.”
“The parties will also exchange views on key global issues, including the implementation of the Minsk agreements aimed at solving the Ukrainian crisis, the progress in the peace process in Syria, steps to facilitate the normalization of the situation in Libya, as well as issues concerning the European security and the fight against international terrorism,” the statement adds. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, “interaction between Russia and Germany within G20 will also be discussed as Germany presides over the group this year.”