German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel hopes that the heads of the foreign ministers of the Normandy Four countries (Ukraine, France, Germany, Russia) may take place during the Munich Security Conference in February. Sigmar Gabriel said that to the reporters after the talked in Kyiv with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin on January 3, Interfax reported.
"It could be good to have a meeting in the Normandy format on the level of ministers at the beginning of the year during the Munich Security Conference,” Gabriel noted.
According to the head of the German foreign service, the main goal for the talks is providing sustainable cease-fire and heavy weapons pull-out.
As it was reported earlier, the 54th Munich Security Conference takes place on February 16 – 18, 2018.
Note that Sigmar Gabriel is visiting Kyiv to discuss the further joint steps to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine, to release the political prisoners detained in the Russian prisons.
Gabriel and Klimkin will travel to eastern Ukraine on Thursday and visit Donetsk region, an area near the demarcation line between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian insurgents to inspect Ukrainian positions in the combat area in Donbas.