"On Tuesday, June 18, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet new President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky with military honours at 12:30 [Berlin time]," deputy German government spokesperson Ulrike Demmer said at a briefing in Berlin on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
During the working dinner, the parties will discuss bilateral relations, the progress of implementation of the Minsk agreements, the process of reforms in Ukraine, etc. Demmer does not know whether the issue of Nord Stream 2 will be raised but reminded of Berlin's stance that Ukraine should remain a transit country.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will arrive in Berlin on June 18 after his visit to Paris.
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