The FRG Foreign Ministry called constructive agreements with the United States
The US and Germany reach an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 project: Washington admitted that sanctions will not stop its implementation, and Berlin has pledged to support Ukraine and oversee the energy security of Europe.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he was relieved that an agreement had been reached. “We have found a constructive solution with the United States,” he said on his Twitter. According to him, it is good that Germany and the United States are again jointly realizing joint goals and beliefs, including in energy policy, writes TASS.
He announced support for the Ukrainian economy in terms of strengthening its independence and orientation for the future. Maas expressed his opinion that Ukraine could become “an important direction in the European green energy architecture.”
Recall that, according to the agreement, Germany pledged to appoint a special envoy and “use its possible influence” to achieve an extension of the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine after 2024, when the corresponding five-year contract expires. Negotiations are to begin no later than September 1, 2021.
Berlin will also create a “green fund” for Ukraine and provide $ 1 billion to support the country’s energy transition, energy efficiency and energy security.
Regarding the Northern stream-2 “Berlin will adhere to the requirements of the so-called third EU energy package, which imply that the energy infrastructure of the EU countries should be independent of electricity or energy suppliers.
The United States has pledged to support the work of Berlin and Paris in the Normandy format, and Germany has pledged to intensify efforts to implement the Minsk agreements.
Note that the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce has called a “good sign” the settlement of the dispute over the “JV -2 “between the United States and Germany, indicating that the construction of the gas pipeline is” extremely important “for Europe and its energy security. The chamber recalled that 94 percent of German companies operating in Russia support the project.