Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met in Moscow, the capital of Russia. In this meeting, other major issues including Afghanistan were discussed. German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Russia on Friday to discuss issues including the crisis in Afghanistan, the separatist conflict in Ukraine and Moscow’s treatment of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Merkel’s visit to Moscow comes as she nears the end of her nearly 16-year leadership in Germany. Despite sharp differences, he has maintained close contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for more than two decades. Both the countries are also keeping an eye on the situation in this B. Afghanistan.
On Friday in the Kremlin, Merkel said, ‘While we certainly have deep differences today, we talk to each other and this should continue to happen.’ He said Libya, Afghanistan, bilateral and trade relations and civil society issues would be included in Friday’s talks.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks in the Moscow pic.twitter.com/BSJE2QmHRi
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Putin underscored the importance of relations with Germany and praised Merkel’s role in developing them. “Germany is one of our major partners in Europe and all over the world, thank you for your efforts over the past 16 years,” she said. Ahead of the talks, Merkel called on the Kremlin to honor Soviet victims of World War II. Offer flowers to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the wall. Merkel plans to fly back to Berlin today and to Kiev on Sunday to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
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