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Russia interested in continued relations with Germany, says senator – Russian Politics & Diplomacy

MOSCOW, September 24./TASS/. Russia wants to maintain the continuity of its relations with Germany after the parliamentary elections in this country, the vice-president of the Council of the Federation (upper house) Konstantin Kosachev told the Rossiya-24 television channel on Friday.

“As for the outcome of these elections from the point of view of Russian-German relations and Russian interests, let me start with the interests. Of course, they consist in maintaining the continuity of our relations. They are far away. to be satisfactory for us in all respects is absolutely clear, but they certainly have the advantage over Russia’s relations with other members of the European Union and NATO, “he said. declared.

The senator also said he was convinced that if the politicization of trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Germany ended, there would be chances of strengthening the trade partnership. “Since the cooperation options suggested by Russia, they are always mutually beneficial. In addition, the effect of the implementation of the respective projects, if they are joint, will certainly increase more,” he said.

Kosachev expressed the hope that Germany, which has already “resisted the attacks [because of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline] inside the EU and certainly the United States ”, could continue to offset the pressure“ if the Greens enter government ”.

Elections for the Bundestag will take place in Germany on September 26, after which a new government and a new chancellor will appear in the country. The party of the German Greens, opposed to Nord Stream 2, is likely to enter the cabinet of ministers.

Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel will not run in the federal election on September 26, saying she wanted to quit politics after the election.

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