Zubkov: change co-chair will break the " Petersburg dialogue "
The change of the head of the German coordination Department forum " Petersburg dialogue " Lothar de Maiziere will adversely affect work of this Association, it will not be easy, says his Russian counterpart Viktor Zubkov.
Annual Congress of the " Petersburg dialogue " in 2014 has been cancelled. The forum and the traditional parallel Russian-German intergovernmental meetings have been held in Sochi at the end of October, but relations between the 2 countries by this time has deteriorated due to differences in Ukraine. German media also stated That the German co-chair of the Dialogue has the ability to be replaced, and the reformed Forum.
" The proposal to reform the German part of the Dialog box, replacing my colleagues do not currently have emerged and are in no way connected with the Ukrainian crisis. The last 2 years is pumped Germany, " Petersburg dialogue " has become obsolete. Although the more efficient was the " Petersburg dialogue ", the louder became these exclamations to appear, " said Zubkov in broadcast television channel Rossiya 24 on the last working day of the week.
The Russian head of the coordination Department of the forum has described his colleague as a very experienced politician, intelligent and decent person who is going through this very situation. What about those who proposed to replace de Maiziere, the reviews Zubkov, They are anti-Russian.
" They see only the bad in Russia, They never notice. If these citizens will lead the German part of the Dialogue, nothing will, " said he.