H.E. Aleksey Meshkov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, met in Berlin with Members of the German Bundestag, representatives of government agencies and selected experts to discuss the current state of Russian-European relations and Russia’s role in the crisis in Ukraine. The Deputy Foreign Minister supported a quick implementation of the Minsk-II-Agreement and assigned an important role to Germany’s presidency of the OSCE in 2016. The OSCE could be considered as a crucial forum for dialogue among the Eurasian continent. Regarding the civil war in Syria Mr. Meshkov stressed the importance of combatting terrorism as a common goal of all international partners.