The German foreign Minister called the talks with Lavrov constructive

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobanka Minister of Germany Heiko Maas. Archival photoThe German foreign Minister called the talks with Lavrov constructive© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas called the talks with Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov «intense and constructive».

«Sergei Lavrov and I spent just talks on a wide range of topics, intense, but constructive,» said Maas, speaking at the closing ceremony of the cross Year of the regional-municipal partnerships in Russia and Germany.

He added that he and Lavrov had discussed, including «the situation in Idlib, where Russia bears greater responsibility for the humanitarian situation».

«But the contradictions do not exclude intense relationship, quite the contrary,» said Maas.

The territory of the North-Western Idlib province at the present time practically not controlled by the government forces of Syria. There are militants of the armed opposition, as well as, how to say Moscow and Damascus-terrorists of several groups that make periodic attacks on the positions of Syrian troops.

Last week in Tehran held talks the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran, Vladimir Putin, Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani. The main topics of discussion were the situation in Idlib and the process of settlement of the crisis in the Arab country. At the summit, the presidents adopted the Tehran Declaration, argue about whether to include an item on the announcement of a ceasefire in Idlib. In the end the leaders were limited to a more streamlined formulations, urging militants in Iglinsky area of de-escalation in Syria for a ceasefire and stressing that the solution to the problem of terrorists in the area — the key to peace in the country.

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The German foreign Minister called the talks with Lavrov constructive© RIA Novosti, RIA Illustration to Novoshepelychi in photobacteria before and after the outbreak of hostilities