ULAN BATOR, July 15. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has held a meeting with German Chancellor Angela on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit. The meeting lasted nearly an hour. Taking part in the talks from the Russian side were Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich and Deputy Economic Development Minister Alexey Likhachev.
According to the Russian government press service, Medvedev and Merkel "discussed the situation in Ukraine, the need for mutual compliance with the Minsk agreements." They also discussed the trade and economic relations between Russia and the European Union and the prospects for their development. The press service added that "the key issues of the Russian-German cooperation were raised as well."
Prior to that, Medvedev had a brief conversation with Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel.
The Russian prime minister is to hold a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the ASEM summit, including with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.