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Peskov commented on Lavrov’s refusal to travel to Germany

Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that there were no factors that could negatively affect Russian-German relations. RIA News.

As specified, Peskov expressed such an opinion when commenting on the cancellation of the visit of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to Germany.

He recalled that the decision to cancel the trip was made due to the change in the format of the visit by the German side.

“Now I would not say anything in general about the relationship, because from our point of view, we are convinced that there are no factors that can negatively affect and which should somehow negatively affect our relationship,” said Peskov.

We will remind, earlier the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on the cancellation of Lavrov's visit to Berlin, scheduled for September 15. The department clarified that such a decision is associated with changes in the working schedule of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Heiko Maas.

Lavrov and Maas were supposed to take part in the closing of the Year of Scientific and Educational Partnerships, but it became known that the head of the German Foreign Ministry would not participate in the ceremony. In addition, the German side proposed holding bilateral talks in an abbreviated format.

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