16:36 Apr. 22, 2016
Frank-Walter Steinmeier expresses desire for closer cooperation
Head of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in his interview with Handelsblatt, expressed a will to cooperate with Russia on the international arena.
"It would be good to resume talks. I can imagine that we'll try to cooperate with Russia concerning Lybia," Steinmeier said.
According to the Foreign Affairs Minister, there's a general interest in a stabilization of the situation in Lybia and in the nearest future – the issue of ISIL.
Steinmeier also supported the idea of creating conditions to return Russia to the G8.
"I'm deeply convinced that we have to work together in difficult situations and I don't support a policy of isolation," he said.
At the same time, the Minister claimed that Moscow should make more efforts to realize the Minsk Agreements.