Pandemic coronavirus can help to improve international relations, while Russia and Germany will play a leading role. About it reports RIA "news" with reference to the statement of the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov at the conference "Potsdam meeting".

According to him, the pandemic will contribute to the formation of unifying approaches in foreign policy and global economy and also help to increase the interaction of countries and international institutions in the struggle against real, not imaginary threats.

However, he touched on relations between Russia and Germany. The Minister drew attention to the fact that now becomes the important question of the leadership of the two countries in a rapidly changing world.

"In our common effort to transform pessimistic, but today the popular slogan "the world will never be the same" in a much more ambitious and future-oriented set-up "the world must become better", – said Lavrov.

December 31, 2019, the Chinese government announced the outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan. The causative agent is a new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19. March 11, the world health organization (who) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic.