the Project “Northern stream-2” in the interests of Germany and Russia, said the Minister of economy and energy Peter Altmaier.
“In the coming years we will need not less but more natural gas. “Nord stream-2″ project. It is in the interests of our countries,” said Altmaier, reports TASS.
Russia and Germany agreed to establish a joint working group on energy policy. “We must intensify our dialogue,” — said the Minister.
In turn, the U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said at the Munich security conference, February 15: “When Russia says “Nord stream-2″ is a commercial aspiration, do not be fooled”.
meanwhile, Russia will be able to find a ship that will complete the “Nord stream-2,” said the head of the Austrian oil company OMV Rainer Seele.
energy Minister Alexander Novak said earlier that the United States and several other countries have “unprecedented resistance” to stop the construction of the “Nord stream-2”, but Russia will finish building a pipeline. The project is as “transparent, predictable and profitable”, and direct deliveries of gas from Russia will help to increase the energy security of the countries of Northern and Central Europe, said Novak.