“The right time has come for strengthening Russian-German economic partnership,” German foreign Minister says

“A discussion… in the US [about the policy toward Russia and particularly about the anti-Russian sanctions] should not be held in such a way that would lead to further confrontation with Russia,” the minister said, talking to RT during the 10th Russian-German Resource Forum in St. Petersburg.

“Despite some political differences, particularly those that concern… Crimea and the situation in the Eastern Ukraine, both sides [Russia and Germany] have genuine interest in developing cooperation in the fields of economy, politics and culture,” Gabriel told journalists. He also said that “the right time has come for strengthening our economic partnership,” adding that there are already “numerous forms of dialogue” between the two countries.