: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Germany`s new foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel to visit Ukraine on March 2-3

Germany`s Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel will be on a visit to Ukraine on March 2-3, according to UNIAN news agency`s source in diplomatic circles.

His visit to Ukraine was announced by German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer in Berlin on Monday morning, the source told UNIAN news agency.

”That`s true, the visit will be on these days [March 2-3],” it said.

Former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier resigned on December 27 after a three-year term.

German President Joachim Gauck, who will step down on March 18 and will be replaced by Steinmeier, appointed former Economy Minister Gabriel to perform the foreign minister`s duties as of January 27.

Steinmeier was actively engaged in the peace process on Donbas in the Normandy Four format along with the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia and France.


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