Russia invites Baltic partners to attend naval review in St. PetersburgMilitary & Defense July 27, 19:38
Russia’s new ambassador to Turkey presents his credentials to ErdoganRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 19:03
Deadly wildfires in southern EuropeWorld July 27, 18:20
Russia interested in cooperation with Finland on Arctic environmentBusiness & Economy July 27, 18:14
New US anti-Russia sanctions way to pursue its economic interests with cynicism — PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 18:11
Moscow surgeons separate newborn Siamese twins conjoined at head in 30 minutesSociety & Culture July 27, 17:57
Putin believes ending bloodshed in Syria crucialRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 17:48
Russia’s 6th-generation fighter jet to get lasers capable of burning missile homing headsMilitary & Defense July 27, 17:36
Washington to use new sanctions to curb Russian energy projects, experts sayBusiness & Economy July 27, 17:15
BERLIN, June 15. /TASS/. Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) is committed to normalizing relations with Russia, Jurgen Hardt, Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation at German government and a CDU/CSU member of the Bundestag in charge of foreign policy, said in an interview with TASS.
"The pre-election program is being drafted now. Both CDU and CSU pursue an objective of improving political, economic and public ties with Russia. We call for a partnership with Russia," Hardt said.
On the other hand, Hardt is convinced the cooperation "could be possible given Russia shows readiness and willingness to actively restore the lost confidence."
"It implies a commitment to supremacy of international law and inviolability of sovereign states’ borders," he added.
Under certain conditions, it would not take time to reach the level of the relations before the Ukrainian crisis, he says.
"If Russia returns to the Paris Charter, the relations will be soon normal and more intensive, since such spheres as economy, culture and international cooperation present huge opportunities which both Russian and German people would be using with pleasure," Hardt said.