Mutual reaction of the capital of Russia and Brussels on the black list will not help promote dialogue between the parties, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Italy Paolo Gentiloni on the results of talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.
"I Wish to emphasize what We told you yesterday that this reaction to the preparation of such lists regarding the EU and of the European Union regarding Russia can not help the development of dialogue and detente," said Italian Minister, RIA " Novosti ".
Thus Gentiloni said that the difficulties in relations between Russia and the EU " may not be the cause of the economic cooperation."" We mean it, by the way, spoke today (at the meeting) Mr Vice-Premier of Russia Arkady) Dvorkovich this morning. The situation is no doubt complicated, We observe that 16% decline in the commodity Turnover between Russia and Italy, " he added. Along with this, According to the Minister, yesterday he met with the competent Italian business in Russia and was once again convinced that they have plans to continue working in the Russian Federation, to continue to participate in the investment, as well as among them in infrastructure projects ". The Minister also said that Italian businessmen are for continuation of business cooperation with Russia." The situation is complicated, he said. The trade turnover between Russia and Italy declined by 16% ". Along with this, continued Gentiloni Authorized Italian businesses that operate in Russia and with whom he met on may 31 in the capital of Russia, " have plans to continue to work and participate in the implementation of investments, as well as among them in infrastructure projects that are being implemented in Russia." Some Western media first published excerpts from the " black list ", for example Finnish national broadcasting published a paper 89 names, headlined " Russian visa black list, handed over to the Russian foreign Minister at the EU delegation in the Russian capital on may 27 ". Press Secretary of the EU delegation in the capital of Russia Soren Liborius later confirmed the accuracy of the published " black list ". Last week in a Finnish and German media turned out to be a copy transmitted by the Moscow embassies of the EU countries list of 89 officials banned from entry to the site of Russia. Remember, the EU has addressed to Moscow with the request to publish the official lists of persons banned from entering Russia, so that they did not know about her status at the border, as happened with people's Deputy of the Bundestag Karl-Georg valmana. Punishment relative to European politicians, bureaucrats and military, Moscow imposed in response to similar restrictions adopted by the European Union in the past year because of the conflict around Ukraine. The Russian side decided not to publish their blacklists, advising foreigners before the trip to go to the Russian Embassy in the EU member States.