19 June 201716:51

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Alexey Meshkov’s meeting with German State Secretary Markus Ederer


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On June 19, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexey Meshkov met with State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany Markus Ederer.

During their conversation, the officials discussed topical European security issues, OSCE problems and Russia-EU relations.

Both sides noted that although Russia-EU cooperation is unlikely to return to pre-crisis level in the near future, it is necessary to continue looking for points of contact and opportunities for cooperation in energy and other areas. The officials addressed the prospects of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Mr Meshkov and Mr Ederer exchanged views on the OSCE’s contribution to settlement in Ukraine and on the forthcoming appointments of OSCE executives.

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