German foreign minister heads to Washington on Wednesday; Russia on agenda

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Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock arrives at the G7 Foreign Ministers meeting in Liverpool, Britain December 12, 2021. Jon Super/Pool via REUTERS

January 3, 2022

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock will travel to Washington on Wednesday, where she will discuss topics including the Russia-Ukraine conflict with her U.S. counterpart, Antony Blinken, and other politicians, a ministry spokesperson said on Monday.

Other topics on Baerbock’s first official visit to the United States will include future dialogue with Russia, climate, foreign policy and strengthening democracies, the spokesperson said.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s foreign policy advisor will also meet his Russian and French counterparts this week, government spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit told a regular news conference.

(Reporting by Zuzanna Szymanska, Editing by Miranda Murray)

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