Mueller made the accompanying statement on the eve of his trip to Russia, the purpose of which, as noted by SWR, is to attract Moscow as a partner in various areas of international cooperation.
"We, as the largest country in the world, need Russia to protect goods from all over the world and to ensure world food security," the minister said.
Muller also plans to discuss issues such as international climate protection and sustainable development in Moscow.
Rüdiger von Fritsch, the German ambassador to Russia, said earlier that both countries have many areas for developing cooperation. Under the sanction conditions, he said that there is a willingness to overcome the conflict and to establish a dialogue.
"We have a large area for the development of the housekeeper, the trade, there are sanctions and anti-sanctions, but at the same time a lot of things can be done: Russian-German trade turnover has grown and has grown by more than 10%. Moreover, we have the largest investment from Germany in the past 15 years, "said the diplomat.