Merkel, Putin Exchange Views On Ukraine, Syria, Iran, Pipeline

Brexit news update EU budget shortfall germany italy

Putin then left to join the German chancellor at the government's guesthouse in Meseberg, north of Berlin.

The invitation surprised many in Vienna and Moscow, particularly at a time when the European Union is at odds with Russian Federation over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and other issues.

The two sides also discussed the possibility of a four-way meeting on Syria, involving Turkey, Russia, Germany and France, the Russian president's spokesman said.

Mr Putin then had to put his dancing shoes away, arriving in Berlin for talks with Ms Merkel.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday - but not before attending nuptials in Austria first.

After Putin used his military to tip the war in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's favour, Russian Federation joined with Turkey and Iran in trying to engineer a settlement.

"I am of the opinion that controversial issues can only be addressed in dialogue and through dialogue", Merkel said.

The two leaders took no questions after the premeeting briefing with reporters.

The two leaders both viewed the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project as a purely commercial venture, despite persistent fire by the USA and Ukrainian governments, Peskov said.

More news: NVIDIA Shows Off Quadro RTX Cards at SIGGRAPH 2018

Earlier this month, a Russian suggestion that the United States and Russia form a joint group to finance infrastructure renovation in Syria was met with an icy reception, according to a U.S. memo seen by Reuters.

Speaking ahead of bilateral talks with his German counterpart, Mr Putin insisted the Nord Stream 2 project is "purely economic".

Nord Stream 2 has also come under fierce criticism from some European nations including Ukraine, which stands to lose billions of dollars every year in transit fees.

While officials from both countries played down the significance of the invitation to Putin, it comes after Trump last month slammed Germany as "totally controlled by Russia" because of its dependence on Moscow for natural gas supplies.

But Merkel has maintained that the Nord Stream project is an economic, not political matter for Germany.

The Iran nuclear deal, which was recently ditched by the United States, humanitarian efforts in war-ravaged Syria, and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project...

Turkey and the US have been locked in a heated crisis emanating from unjust sanctions and the actions of Trump, as Washington levied sanctions on Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu and Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül for not releasing American pastor Andrew Brunson, who faces terrorism charges in Turkey.

Merkel opened her remarks by telling Putin that Russian Federation has an elevated responsibility to solve global crises.

"Merkel is hedging and Putin is exploiting", Josef Janning, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin, told Bloomberg.

Related News:



Most liked

Gmail Brings Confidential Emails to Mobile
How to use Gmail's Confidential Mode on your mobile phone To get started, you'll need the updated version of Gmail on your phone. Another minor downside might be if you don't check your email a lot, and then the message expires before you've seen it.

Antonio Valencia will reclaim Man United captaincy from Paul Pogba Jose Mourinho
And the United manager refused to comment about Pogba's post-match outburst. "I think Lingard [is available]", Mourinho said. I don't want to be called disrespectful or arrogant and say that Courtois is not good or Manuel Neuer is not good.

Hodgson delighted as Wilfried Zaha signs long term Crystal Palace contract
And if we need then Fabinho can play the position as well. We think very, very highly of him as a person and player. If not, we can do it again'. "We feel in a good moment".

Fulham - Premier League - 18 August 2018
Tottenham Hotspur made it two wins from two in the Premier League after dispatching returnees Fulham 3-1 on Saturday afternoon. Everton's revolution under Marco Silva gained more momentum at Goodison with Richarlison scoring his third goal in two games.

Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra make engagement official with traditional ceremony
The betrothal ceremony was held in a traditional way, followed by special Puja ceremony ( Roka ) on Saturday morning in Mumbai . Priyanka was seen proudly flaunting the rock as she made her way into a hotel, hand-in-hand with Nick , looking visibly elated.

The Remarkable Saga of a Young Woman's Face Transplant
He said: "Her brain was basically exposed, and I mean, we're talking seizures and infections and all kinds of problems". Stubblefield doesn't remember the suicide attempt or any of the surgeries that followed to help mend her face.

Pentagon pushes Trump's military parade to 2019
The cost was initially put at a minimum of $10 million, a decline in real terms on a parade marking the end of the Gulf War in... Instead, he is blaming the government of the District of Columbia, which is conveniently civilian and heavily African-American.

Turkish lira rebounds after Qatar pledges $15 billion
The decision came after Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, met with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara. Erdogan also renewed a call for Turks to convert their dollars into the Turkish lira , to help strengthen the currency.

Turkey's Erdogan Threatens Boycott of US Goods
Relations between Washington and Ankara have rapidly soured in recent weeks over Turkey's detention of an American pastor . Its drop of as much as 18% on Friday hit European and U.S. stocks as investors fretted about banks' exposure to Turkey.

Former Cagliari goalkeeper Davide Capello survives 30m fall at Genoa bridge collapse
Shortly before noon Tuesday, about a 260-foot stretch of a highway broke off from the 150-foot high Morandi Bridge during a storm. The tragic collapse of a bridge in the Italian city of Genoa has left at least 31 dead and many more injured.

Turkey will boycott United States electronic goods over sanctions, says Erdogan
However, there may be a small respite for the flailing currency, which gained slightly in value after days of dramatic falls. The 2nd Penal Court in İzmir rejected the appeal on August 15 and sent the defendant's petition to a higher court.

England star Ben Stokes acquitted of affray
He can never again be in a situation like that in which he found himself in Bristol in September of a year ago . He also mocked two gay men before getting knocking the two men - Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale - unconscious.

Donald Trump Sparks Outrage After Calling Omarosa A 'Dog'
Newman claimed she had already heard of Trump's racism while she was serving his administration during the presidential campaign. When asked if he felt betrayed by Omarosa by a New York Times reporter on Saturday, Trump called his former aide a " lowlife ".

Markets rattled as Turkish lira dives
US and global markets fell on Friday and Monday, reflecting concerns that Turkey's problems could spread. The two countries already cooperate regarding Syria and have established close energy and trade ties.

Omarosa releases secretly taped conversation with Trump
The White House had previously tried to discredit the book, with Sanders calling it "riddled with lies and false accusations". The media "didn't give her credence when she worked here". " Donald Trump was uncannily intuitive and extremely perceptive".