German chancellor announces plans to meet with Putin in Moscow in near future

Olaf Scholz, German Chancellor

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# 03 February 2022 09:45 (UTC +04:00)

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz plans to hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in the near future, as he himself said in an interview with the ZDF TV channel on Wednesday, APA reports.

"I will soon talk [with Putin] in Moscow, discussing the necessary issues. There is a need for a well-coordinated policy towards the European Union and NATO," Scholz pointed out. "It [the meeting] is scheduled to take place in the near future," he added without specifying the date of his visit to Moscow.

Scholz noted that he maintained active contact on the Ukraine issue with allies and partners in the European Union. "There is almost nothing else that concerns us. And I certainly have talked with the Russian president and we are currently making the necessary preparations," he said, adding that he would make a visit to the US soon.

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