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    Putin: Russia, Germany Should Work to Normalize Relations

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated at a meeting with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel that the common task of Moscow and Berlin is to completely normalize Russian-German relations.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The common task of Moscow and Berlin is to completely normalize Russian-German relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

    "We are aware where we are, in what state our relations are. As far as I understand, our common goal is to completely normalize these relations," Putin said at a meeting with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel.

    Putin noted that it was necessary to solve all the problems that the two countries face. The president said that he planned to discuss with the minister the bilateral agenda and the solution of those tasks that require joint work.

    Gabriel is currently on a two-day working visit to Moscow to exchange views on a number of international issues, including the Syrian and Ukrainian crises and the EU-Russia ties.

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