Foreign Minister of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel departs on Friday, June 2, at the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF), where he will meet with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. This was stated by the representative of the foreign Ministry of Germany Maria Adebahr, reports RIA Novosti.
“Discuss topics on the international agenda, from Syria to Ukraine”, — said the diplomat.
June 1, Handelsblatt wrote that “perhaps there will be a meeting of Gabriel with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin.” Press Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov later confirmed that Putin will hold a meeting with the foreign Minister of Germany.
The St. Petersburg international economic forum has become the world’s leading platform for communication of representatives of business circles and the discussion of economic issues. This year it takes place from 1 to 3 June.
2 may in Sochi, negotiations were held between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin stated the slip of the Minsk agreements and the need for a new impetus to this process.