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    KALININGRAD, February 12, 2004. (RIA Novosti correspondent Anatoly Nilov). The developing cooperation between several German provinces and Kaliningrad, Russia's exclave on the Baltic Sea, should set a good example of the consolidation of interstate relations between Moscow and Berlin, German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said on Thursday.

    "We can, want and should consolidate Russian-German friendly relations on Kaliningrad's example," the German Foreign Minister noted. He took part in the opening ceremony of the German Consulate General in Kaliningrad. According to Fischer, he is satisfied with the present level of partnership with Kaliningrad.

    "The city has good business and university contacts with Brandenburg and Schleswig-Holstein. I am convinced that the opening of the German Consulate General in Kaliningrad will boost cooperation," Joschka Fischer added.

    "The greatest philosopher Immanuel Kant was born and lived in the city. At that time it was called Koenigsberg and Kant saw it as a great and beautiful city in the future. And so it should be," the German Foreign Minister said.

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