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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

German Minister Visits

MOSCOW -- New German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said in an interview published Tuesday there would be a slight change of emphasis in relations with Russia, notably a broadening of ties away from President Boris Yeltsin.

Echoing the line taken by Chancellor Gerhard Schr?der, the minister was quoted by Itar-Tass ahead of a visit to Moscow on Wednesday as saying that personal links between individual leaders had played a big role in bilateral relations in the past.

Fischer will hold talks with Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov while in Moscow.