Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Submitted on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 19:36

On July 14, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke over the phone with OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the latter’s initiative.

The ministers discussed current issues related to promoting the implementation of the Minsk Package of Measures, including the need to synchronise steps on the political settlement of the domestic conflict in Ukraine with the resolution of security problems.

The possibility of convening a new ministerial meeting in the Normandy format will depend on Kiev’s readiness to play a constructive role in coordinating such steps. Mr Lavrov said the meeting will require thorough preparation.