Germany confirmed the visit of the Minister of the Russian Federation in circumvention of sanctions
Photo: Getty Images Berlin explained the invitation Tkachev despite sanctions
Alexander Tkachev made to the list of participants of the meeting of heads of the ministries of agriculture of the G20 countries.
The Ministry of food and agriculture of Germany defended the decision to invite the head of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev at a meeting of agriculture Ministers of the G20 countries.
The standard text of the invitations were sent to all representatives of the G20, said on Friday, January 13, at the Ministry, the Russian side has not yet agreed to participate in the event.
Earlier in the day publishing Association Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND) reported that Berlin intends to invite Russian Minister, included in the sanctions list of the European Union, to bypass the sanctions.
To this end, the German government raised the status of the event by equating it to the meeting under the auspices of the OSCE . The Council of Europe, the EU provides a limited entry permit to persons under sanctions, to participate in meetings in the framework of the OSCE.
The German foreign Ministry has confirmed that Alexander Tkachev is included in the list of participants of the meeting of heads of the ministries of agriculture of the G20 countries.
In addition, during the stay of the head of the Russian Ministry of agriculture in Germany is planned his meeting with German counterpart Christian Schmidt (Christian Schmidt) behind closed doors.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany stressed that the participation of Tkachev in the fair “Green week”, held these days in Germany, not assumed.