The conversation took place within the framework of the conference on Libya, which the German Chancellor organized in Berlin.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks the Russian language with Russian President Vladimir Putin during an international conference on Libya in Berlin. This was announced on Twitter by a journalist who was part of the Kremlin pool on January 19.
The exchange of remarks took place immediately after Putin’s arrival at the conference. He was greeted by German Chancellor and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. While posing for a joint photo, Gutterish said something to Putin.
“Does he speak Russian to you?” asked Russian President Angela Merkel. “A little bit,” Putin replied.
Меркель: Он с тобой говорит по-русски?
Путин, Меркель и Гутерреш в Берлине общаются на русском языке pic.twitter.com/5c8x2m9wKz
— Дмитрий Смирнов (@dimsmirnov175) January 19, 2020
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said during a conference on Libya that the commander of the Libyan National Army, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, is a supporter of a military solution to the conflict.