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Merkel comments on upcoming meeting with Putin

BERLIN, August 17. /TASS/. The dialogue with Russia is important in the search for solutions to world crises, but the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin due on August 18 is unlikely to produce specific results at once, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Berlin on Friday after talks with Montenegro’s Prime Minister Dusko Markovic.

"It will be a working meeting and no special results should be expected. But in view of the large number of problems we are concerned about - from Ukraine to Syria and cooperation in the economy - it is reasonable to be in permanent dialogue," she said.