Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met his counterparts from Germany and Slovenia. The meetings were held on the sidelines of the Munich security conference.
during the working Breakfast with representatives of Russian and German business circles, which was attended by Lavrov and foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas, discussed the economic issues of Russian-German relations, especially the development of investment and production linkages, the creation of export opportunities on the markets of third countries.
According to the Russian foreign Ministry, the event was positively noted efforts of the Russian government on the formation of our country has a favorable business and investment climate.
special attention was Paid to projects in the energy sector — in particular, the continued construction of the pipeline “Nord stream – 2,” and the development of dialogue between the EAEU and the EU with the prospect of creating conditions for the formation of a common economic and humanitarian space from Lisbon to Vladivostok.
Lavrov and the Maas jointly announced the holding in the years 2020-2022 cross the Russian-German year of economy and sustainable development upon completion in 2018-2020 years the scientific and educational partnership.
After a working Breakfast with representatives of business circles held a bilateral meeting with Sergei Lavrov and Heiko Maas. The Ministers paid special attention to the resolution of the Libyan conflict, with an emphasis on de-escalation of the situation in Idlib, structuring the work within the “Normandy format” on settlement of the conflict in the East of Ukraine on the basis of the decisions of the Paris summit of 9 December 2019.
According to Heiko Maas, the situation in the Syrian Idlib he also discussed with the foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu. From the Russian side is waiting for the impact of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: it is feared a major humanitarian disaster in Idlib, if it will not stop fighting. Sergey Lavrov said earlier that Turkey was unable to meet severalto key commitments to address issues around Idlib, RIA Novosti reported.
At the meeting of Lavrov with foreign Minister of Togo by Robert Dusse Ministers talked about the bilateral cooperation, continued cooperation and coordination of positions of Moscow and the scrap at the UN and in other international forums. The discussion also focused on the consonance of the approaches of the two States regarding the formation of a just world order under the Central role of the UN, the rule of international law, global and regional security.
Also on the sidelines of the Munich conference, Lavrov met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. After the handshakes the meeting continued in a closed format.