German FM to urge Russia dialogue during US visit

German FM to urge Russia dialogue during US visit

Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has said she plans to reiterate the value of dialogue with Russia to avoid a conflict over Ukraine when she meets her US counterpart in her Washington visit.

“With regard to Russia, the common message from Europeans and the US government is clear: Russian actions come with a clear price tag, and the only way out of the crisis is through dialogue,” Baerbock said in a statement on Wednesday just ahead of her first official visit to Washington, where she is due to meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“We are entering a decisive phase in which important talks at different levels are imminent,” she added. “And even if the formats of the talks vary, our messages as transatlantic partners to the government in Moscow are always the same.”

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