German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Joe Biden at the G7 summit discussed with his forthcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, as well as the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. It was reported by DW.
"I have actually had a meeting with the US President; we will have soon an opportunity to talk longer. First of all, today we discussed his future meeting with Vladimir Putin and exchanged views in this regard," Merkel said.
The chancellor added that the leaders also briefly discussed the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, mentioning that the countries are conducting negotiations over the project and they are "on the right path."
Merkel also said that Ukraine should remain a gas transit partner.
On June 11, the United States of America announced that they plan to pass some new decisions regarding Nord Stream 2, the Russian gas pipeline.
On June 4, President of Russia Vladimir Putin stated that the laying of the first line of the Nord Stream 2 finished.
As we reported, the Biden administration will waive sanctions on Nord Stream 2 AG and its CEO Matthias Warnig who controls the construction of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline into Germany.
It is known that Germany does not intend to abandon Nord Stream 2 and considers it an economic project.