Russia, Germany Agree To Continue Cooperating On Nord Stream 2 - Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters after meeting with his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, on Wednesday that Nord Stream 2 was discussed and both countries' commitment to the project confirmed, Sputnik reports.
On July 31, the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations overwhelmingly passed a sanctions bill banning entry to any person or entity connected to selling, leasing or providing pipelaying ships for the Nord Stream 2 project, while also freezing their assets if possible. The bill will go to the Senate for a vote.
"We have confirmed our interest to also deepen our investment cooperation, to assist our companies in implementing major projects, including Nord Stream 2. We welcome the German business' attitude of actively working in the Russian Federation, which was confirmed during the recent St.
Petersburg International Economic Forum," Lavrov said at the press conference in Moscow.