German Chancellor Angela Merkel is going to pay a visit to Russia. Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters that the date was chosen, but did not specify it and Gerrman spokesman Steffen Seibert declined to confirm the fact that the date of the visit had been agreed.

Earlier, Vladimir Putin invited Merkel to visit Russia. "We look forward to a visit by the Federal Chancellor. I ask you to pass on to her my very best wishes," Putin said at a meeting with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel.

"I would deliver the invitation to the Federal Chancellor with great pleasure and I hope that the opportunity for her visit will offer itself," Gabriel responded.

Germany and Russia should work together

Last week, the Head of the German Foreign Ministry, Sigmar Gabriel and President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a meeting. During it, Putin invited Angela Merkel to visit Russia. He noted that Moscow and Berlin should fully normalise bilateral relations.

During the conversation, representatives of Germany and Russia agreed that difficulties which exist between international communities could be resolved only if countries work together.

Earlier, Press Secretary for the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the leaders of the two countries would discuss issues concerning Ukraine.

German Foreign Ministry urged to develop channels for cooperation with Moscow

The agenda for a Sigmar Gabriel's visit to Russia included the German-Russian relationship along with such sensitive topics as NATO and conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.

According to the source in the delegation of the German Foreign Ministry, they have had "lengthy, good and intensive conversation" in Moscow.

The parties accentuated the need for developing of ''constructive relations'' and the abandonment of the "arms race".

"It is good and important to use and develop negotiating contacts between Berlin and Moscow" the representative of the German Foreign Ministry delegation said. He also added that great challenges on the international agenda can be overcome if countries cooperate.