The NEW German government is ready for a constructive dialogue with Russia and notes that the relations between Berlin and Moscow are “deep and multilateral”, it is stated in the text of the coalition agreement which lists the main items on the agenda of the future German government, German media report.
– Russia is an important international entity. We understand the importance of stable relationships and continue to strive for that. We are ready for a constructive dialogue, it is specified in the document.
The new German government will start from a common and consistent policy towards Russia within the European Union, the text adds.
– We respect the interests of our European neighbors, especially our partners in Central and Eastern Europe. We will take into account the different perceptions of threats and focus on a common and consistent EU policy towards Russia, the document states.
It is emphasized that the new German government wants to improve cooperation with Russia when it comes to issues such as hydrogen, health care, climate, environment.
Condition for lifting sanctions against Russia
As it was specified, the lifting of sanctions against Russia and the peaceful resolution of the conflict in Ukraine are connected with the full realization of the Minsk agreements.
– We demand an immediate end to the attempts to destabilize Ukraine, violence in eastern Ukraine and the illegal annexation of Crimea. The path to a peaceful resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the lifting of appropriate sanctions depend on the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. We are committed to resolving frozen conflicts in the region, the text reads.
Partial abolition of visas
It is also pointed out that the new cabinet of German ministers wants to create an opportunity for “visa-free travel from Russia to Germany for especially important target groups, for example for people under 25 years of age.”
The coalition agreement does not mention “North Stream 2”, but it is emphasized that “in the transitional period, natural gas is irreplaceable”, reports “Business Insider”. The parties intend to achieve climate neutrality by 2045.
It should be reminded that the mandatary for the composition of the new German government, Olaf Scholz, confirmed today that the three parties – the Social Democrats, the Liberals and the Greens – reached an agreement on forming a new government, which will end the era of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s long rule.
According to the German newspaper “Spiegel”, the session of the Bundestag at which Olaf Scholz will be elected the new German chancellor will be held on December 8 at the latest.
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