Russian, German top diplomats discuss forthcoming meetings

Russian and German Foreign Ministers, Sergey Lavrov and Sigmar Gabriel, discussed a schedule of their future contacts, the Russian foreign ministry said on Tuesday after their telephone conversation, TASS reports.

The sides discussed "the current state of the Russian-German relations, a schedule of further political contacts and large-scale multilateral events, including a meeting of the Group of Twenty foreign ministers in Bonn (on February 16-17) and the Munich Security Conference (on February 17-19)," the ministry said.

The Russian foreign minister "invited his German counterpart to pay a visit to Russia at any time convenient for him," the ministry added. The ministers also discussed steps towards more active use of Normandy format to implement Minsk-2 package.

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