Russian and US Ministers of Energy to discuss Nord Stream 2 project

Russian and US Ministers of Energy to discuss Nord Stream 2 project
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Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and US Secretary of Energy Richard Perry are going to discuss the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline on September 13, 2018.

This was announced today by Alexander Novak on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum, an annual event that has been held in the Russian city of Vladivostok since 2015.

“We will discuss in general the issues that are of interest to us, and energy cooperation, which, of course, involves Nord Stream 2”, the Russian Minister said.

Earlier today, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation reported that the head of the body, Alexander Novak, would hold talks on September 13, 2018, with US Secretary of Energy Richard Perry. As noted in the reports, the parties will discuss “a wide range of issues of energy cooperation in both bilateral and multilateral formats”.

As a reference, the Nord Stream 2 project envisages construction of a pipeline that will transport natural gas from Russia into the EU. According to the project operator, the pipeline is designed to enhance the security of energy supply and strengthen the internal energy market. However, critics claim that Nord Stream 2, on the contrary, will jeopardize the European energy security.