"On August 11, the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Heiko Maas, will pay a working visit to Moscow and St. Petersburg," he said.

According to him, the ministerial talks are scheduled for the first half of the day. 

They will discuss key issues on the bilateral agenda, check the schedule of upcoming contacts between representatives of Russia and the FRG by the end of the year. 

The ministers will also discuss the situation in Ukraine, Syria, Libya and Iran, as well as issues of global stability and strategic security.

Earlier, Maas told why "Europe needs Russia."