Problems in relations between states need to be solved through dialogue, says German Chancellor

Vladimir Putin, Olaf Scholz

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# 15 February 2022 16:32 (UTC +04:00)

All disputed issues arising in relations between the countries need to be resolved through dialogue, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated on Tuesday during talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, APA reports citing TASS.

"I am also glad that our meeting took place," the German chancellor said, recalling that he had taken office as head of the Cabinet. "To me, [visiting Russia] is something special, taking into account our history," Scholz noted.

"It is obvious that now, amid such a challenging situation in Europe, we must hold face-to-face talks," the head of the government said. "I am glad that there is a possibility for such negotiations. It is essential that the relations between the countries are always settled through dialogue," Scholz emphasized.

The German chancellor also pointed to the importance of economic cooperation between Berlin and Moscow. "It’s great that we have very good economic ties," he said.