Putin called the main topics of the talks with Merkel in Sochi

Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to discuss at negotiations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which began in Sochi the bilateral relations and key international problems. It is reported RIA Novosti on Tuesday, may 2.

“Thank you very much that you took time to come to us, to inform about the progress in preparations for the summit in Hamburg. And of course we can not take advantage of this visit to discuss bilateral relations, the most problematic points. I mean Ukraine, Syria, maybe other regions,” Putin said at a meeting with Merkel.

The Chancellor noted that he expects to discuss with the Russian President the situation in Libya. In addition, she called Moscow an important partner in the G20.

According to German political scientist Alexander Rahr, on the Syrian issue “specific conversations will not.” “As for Ukraine, of course, will have something to say, because Mrs Merkel is the guarantor of the Minsk agreements, and she is interested in is to reach some result,” he was quoted by the national news service (NSN).

In the negotiations that take place in the state residence of Putin, involved the Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, the assistant to the President Yuri Ushakov and Vladislav Surkov, adviser on foreign and security policy, Germany Christoph Heusgen, adviser on financial and economic policy, Lars-Hendrik the Reller and adviser on European policy to Uwe Corsepius.

In early March, the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the visit of the German Chancellor to Russia 2 may not mean the resumption of the Russian-German interstate consultations.