Lavrov warns against partition of SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 23, 0:00
Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
KRASNODAR, June 28. /TASS/. Moscow is ready to cooperate with Germany in the fight against international terrorism and other threats, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of the 14th Conference of Russian and German Partner Cities.
"We have been building and will continue to build relations with Germany based on the principles of equality and respect for each other’s interests," Lavrov pointed out. "History and the recent experience show that when these principles are rejected, it inflicts much damage on our countries and the progressive development of the European continent," the Russian top diplomat said.
"We are ready to closely coordinate our efforts in order to strengthen the European security that are our countries are responsible for," Lavrov said. "We are open for cooperation in combating global challenges and threats," he said. "First and foremost, in the fight against international terrorism and extremism," the Russian top diplomat added.
Moscow and Berlin continue constructive dialogue, particularly at the highest level, despite persistent disagreements on some global issues, Lavrov said.
"We are glad that despite persistent disagreements on a number of serious global issues, Russian-German dialogue has remained constructive. The two countries have been maintaining regular political contacts, particularly at the highest level, and restoring bilateral formats that were frozen earlier, incidentally, not on the Russian initiative," Lavrov said.
He pointed out that it was the third time that the German foreign minister was visiting Russia in a year. "In my opinion, this fact proves that our dialogue is rich and intensive," the Russian top diplomat said.
"I am sincerely grateful to Sigmar Gabriel for his constructive approach that helps solve the tasks that our ministries have been facing," Lavrov added.