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Cooperation on international issues would benefit interests of Russia and Germany – Putin (TASS)

The development of constructive cooperation between Russia and Germany, working together on pressing international issues would be beneficial for the people of both countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote in a telegram to German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday on the occasion of the German Unity Day, according to the Kremlin press service.

“Germany’s unification became an important historical event that marked the end of the Cold War in Europe, as well as the beginning of a new relationship between our countries,” it said in the telegram.

“The Russian President expressed confidence that the development of constructive bilateral cooperation in various areas would be in the best interests of both Russian and German people,” the statement said.

German Unity Day is celebrated on October 2, to mark the unification of the German Federal Republic with the German Democratic Republic in 1990.