"The ministers discussed topical issues on the Russian-German agenda. An exchange of views took place on key international problems, including the state of European security, the implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukrainian crisis settlement, preparations for the Geneva meeting on Syrian settlement," the ministry said in a statement.
Russian, German FMs Discuss Preparations for Syrian Peace Talks
13:58 GMT 29.01.2016 (Updated: 14:01 GMT 29.01.2016)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier held a phone talk Friday, discussing bilateral matters, the intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva, as well as Ukrainian conflict settlement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
28 January 2016, 12:19 GMT
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The phone talk was initiated by the German side.