Russia expects from the future Cabinet of Ministers of Germany equal dialogue without excessive politicization – Politics
BERLIN, October 20. / TASS /. Russia has experience of working with all parties that may test the new German government, and hopes for a pragmatic relationship with the future Cabinet of Ministers of the Federal Republic of Germany. This opinion was expressed by the Russian Ambassador to Berlin Sergei Nechaev in an interview with the newspaper published on Wednesday. Berliner Zeitung…
“Russia is ready to cooperate with any government of the FRG, the German people have chosen. We want to continue a constructive dialogue in the spirit of good-neighborliness and mutually beneficial cooperation,” he said. “We have experience [работы] with all the parties that are now likely to participate in the government, and we very much hope that a positive agenda [в отношениях] will remain. On the other hand, there are sanctions, ultimatums and threats of any kind, ”- the diplomat.
Nechaev recalled that the Russian side “cooperated very well with the foreign ministers [Гансом-Дитрихом] Genscher, [Клаусом] Kinkel and [Гидо] Westerwelle (all from the Free Democratic Party) “.” We had good contacts with the “greens” during the rule of the “red-green” coalition (social democrats and “greens” – TASS) with the chancellor [Герхардом] Schroeder and Foreign Minister [Йошкой] Fisher. Do not forget that Nord Stream 1 was launched under the “red-green” government, “Nechaev said.
“I expect a pragmatic and trust-based dialogue on equal terms and without excessive politicization,” he said.
The Social Democratic Party of Germany won the parliamentary elections on September 26 with 25.7% of the vote. The conservative bloc of the Christian Democratic and Christian Social Unions (CDU / CSU) won only 24.1% of the vote, the worst result in its history. The Liberal Free Democratic Party received 11.5% of the vote, Soyuz 90 / Greens – 14.8%, and the populist Alternative for Germany – 10.3%. In the Bundestag also thanks to the three parties left with 4.9% mandates.
Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals agreed to start coalition talks to form a new government. They will start on Thursday, October 21st.