US, German advisers discuss Russia, Ukraine and Nord Stream 2 – White House – world
WASHINGTON, June 3. / TASS /. US National Advisor Jake Sullivan discussed Russia, Ukraine and European energy security with German foreign policy adviser Jan Hecker, White House National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne said. , in a statement, adding that a bilateral government expert group had held consultations on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
“They talked about the upcoming meeting of G7 leaders and the NATO summit, the importance of securing Europe’s energy future, collective efforts to share COVID-19 vaccines, coordination in cybersecurity and response to ransomware attacks, and foreign policy priorities, including Russia, Ukraine, Iran, the Sahel and the Western Balkans, ”the statement said.
In addition, the spokesperson noted, “experts from both governments discussed the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, including US concerns about the risks it poses to Ukraine and European energy security.”
At the same time, US Deputy National Security Advisor Daleep Singh met with German economic adviser Lars-Hendrik Roller and discussed “a range of economic issues, including the goals of upcoming meetings of G7 leaders, vaccine dose sharing, forced labor, post-COVID economy recovery and 5G safety. “
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas confirmed on Tuesday that German government officials are having talks with the US administration on the Nord Stream 2 project and the settlement of disagreements over the construction of the gas pipeline.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the German would continue to discuss the pipeline with the United States, adding that Berlin opposes extraterritorial sanctions.