The Russian Federation's participation in the work of the G8 (group of eight ) will strengthen the effectiveness of international cooperation in General, as well as among them on Iran and Syria, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
The head of the German foreign Ministry took Part in the panel G7 Warm Up, which took place during the meeting of foreign Ministers of the "Big seven" in the German city of l?beck.
"We will improve the rules of international cooperation if Russia will return to the G8, but Russia must declare their intention to go towards the settlement of the Ukrainian ", - said the Minister. According to Steinmeier, Russia's Participation is necessary in addressing international issues such as the Syrian conflict and the Iranian nuclear program.
Also, the German Minister said that the return of Russia in the G8 is through the solution of the Ukrainian conflict.
"Big eight" turned into "seven" after the G7 in 2014, has decided not to send their leaders at the informal summit of the club of developed countries in Sochi and gathered without the participation of Russia in Brussels. This decision was made on the background of the Crimean events. Now in the group of seven includes Germany, USA, Canada, Japan, France, UK, Italy.
The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov said on this issue that the Russian Federation no one was excluded from the G8, because "eight" is just a club, which brings together leaders of major countries to discuss issues of mutual interest, and not some kind of structure, where you can kick " and no procedural mechanism of the exception does not happen.