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5/17, 12:05 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Lavrov, Maas discuss CoE membership, Nord Stream-2

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his German counterpart Heiko Maas met on Friday to discuss a number of issues, focusing on Russia's membership crisis in the Council of Europe (CoE) and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, Russian Foreing Ministry confirmed in a statement. On the sidelines of the CoE Foreign Ministers Committee meeting in Helsinki, the two officials also highlighted the positive dynamics in the political dialogue between two nations.

"The mood was confirmed for the further implementation of significant joint projects in the trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres," the statement said. The ministry added that "the exchange of views on topical issues of the international and regional agenda, including the situation in Ukraine, around Venezuela, the launch of the political process in Syria" also took place.

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