Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's greetings to the participants of the closing ceremony of the Russian-German Cross-Year of Scientific and Educational Partnerships
I extend my warmest greetings to the participants in the closing ceremony of the Russian-German Cross-Year of Scientific and Educational Partnerships, a project held under our joint patronage with my German colleague Heiko Maas.
I am pleased to announce that this joint project has been a success and has strengthened the good tradition of thematic years and contributed to the expansion of our long-term humanitarian and scientific ties. In particular, a plan for further Russian-German cooperation in science and education has been developed.
Taking this opportunity, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the project operators: the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, the German House for Research and Innovation in Moscow and the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD. Due to their efforts, numerous events were held at a high level despite the difficult epidemiological conditions. I would specifically like to note their initiative to hold a competition for best scientific and educational cooperation projects, Russia and Germany: Scientific and Educational Bridges.
Each new cross-year project makes a useful contribution to the expansion and deepening of Russian-German cooperation in a specific area. I hope that the next joint initiative, Economy and Sustainable Development, planned for 2020-2022, will also contribute to this.
I wish you productive discussions and new mutually beneficial contacts, and all the best.