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Consultations between Sergei Ivanov and Chief of Staff of the German Chancellery Ronald Pofalla

May 31, 2013, Moscow

Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Ivanov held consultations with Chief of Staff of the German Chancellery Ronald Pofalla.

Mr Ivanov and Mr Pofalla had a substantive exchange of opinions on issues of further developing cooperation between the Russian Presidential Executive office and the German Chancellery. In this context, the politicians examined the current state and prospects of bilateral political dialogue, including at the highest level, and addressed topics in trade and economic cooperation with a focus on working together in the energy sector. The two sides also touched on the issue of visas between Russia and the European Union.

Sergei Ivanov and Ronald Pofalla discussed several current issues on the international agenda, including Syria and Iran’s nuclear programme. They also spoke about cooperation within the framework of the G8 and G20.

May 31, 2013, Moscow