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German Economy Minister to visit Ukraine, Russia to discuss Nord Stream 2
09:26, 8 May 2018

German Economy Minister to visit Ukraine, Russia to discuss Nord Stream 2

The source in the government circles announced this

09:26, 8 May 2018

Handelsblatt

Germany’s Minister of Economics and Energy Peter Altmaier plans to visit Kyiv and Moscow on May 13-14. This was reported by Handelsblatt agency.

"An important topic for negotiations will be the controversial project of North Stream 2 gas pipeline and the future role of Ukraine as a transit country," the report said.

Also, the German-Russian economic relations will be in focus.

As it was reported earlier, the construction of the German part of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has begun in Germany

Related: Gas transit through Ukraine is necessary condition for Nord Stream 2, - Germany

It was noted that the works on the re-excavation and laying of the foundation for the gas receiving stations and the maintenance building have already begun at the docking point of the future pipeline in Lubmin,  Mecklenburg-Vorpommern land, at the square of about six hectares.

According to the representative of the company, the works take place according to the established schedule. He is sure that all permission for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 will be issued. Tthe string of the first Nord Stream was situated in this corridor due to the strong desire of Denmark and the company is sure that the government in Copenhagen will agree on the construction of Nord Stream 2 in this corridor.

Earlier it was reported that all necessary permits needed for the project have also been received in Germany. The national permitting procedures in the other three countries along the route – Russia, Sweden and Denmark – are proceeding as planned.

Related: Why Nord Stream 2 isn’t just an ordinary pipeline?

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