15 February 202013:02

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s working breakfast with Russian and German business leaders

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On February 15, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Heiko Maas took part in a working breakfast with representatives of Russian and German business circles on the sidelines of the 56th meeting of the Munich Security Conference.

They continued discussion of a wide range of issues on the Russian-German economic agenda with an emphasis on the development of investment and production ties, including creation of export opportunities on the markets of third countries as a follow-up to the December 6, 2019 meeting between President Vladimir Putin and a representative delegation of German businessmen in Sochi.

They praised the efforts of the Russian Government in the establishment of a favourable business and investment climate in the country.

The parties paid special attention to energy projects and the continued construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. They also discussed practical issues of developing dialogue between the EAEU and the European Union with a view to creating conditions for the establishment of a common economic and humanitarian space from Lisbon to Vladivostok.

The foreign ministers of Russia and Germany jointly announced 2020-2022 as Russian-German cross-years of the economy and sustainable development upon completion of the 2018-2020 Year of Higher Education Cooperation and Science.

 

 

 

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