Countries "Big seven" in the Bavarian summit will discuss how you can connect to the Russian Federation, said the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in an interview Deutsche Welle.
in the Bavarian castle ELMAU June 7-8 will meet the leaders of the countries "Big seven" - Germany, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the UK. Russia, which was adopted in "seven" in 1998, with 2014 in fact excluded from participation in the meetings of the group due to events in Ukraine. Kiev expects from the summit of solidarity in support of Ukraine.
According to Merkel, in recent years Russia has not moved forward in making many of the thoughts shared by the members of the " sevens ".
"However, Russia remains an important partner in other negotiation formats. There is a Normandy format for the settlement of the fall in Ukraine, " six " on the Iranian nuclear program, and Russia will and should be included in efforts to resolve the Syrian civil war. I will only remind you that the weapons of mass destruction from Syria exported from Russia, " were mentioned by the Chancellor.
"So what are we going to discuss how you can connect Russian Federation ", - said Merkel.