Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Moscow that there are many issues that need to be discussed in a personal manner, and that the visit of the German head of government is not only a farewell, but also a government affair.
Reported that Putin and Merkel’s talks began at about 14:00 local time. “We have a lot of issues to talk about in private, so I’m sure it’s not just a farewell visit for your decision not to run for the next federal prime minister, but also a visit full of serious government affairs,” Putin said. ”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Moscow on August 20 for her final visit to Russia before leaving office, the report said. Merkel will also visit Ukraine on August 22. During her trip, Merkel plans to discuss economic, energy, security and international hot-button issues.