Lawmakers from Moscow and Berlin discussed energy cooperation, particularly the Nord Stream 2 project at an inter-parliamentary group meeting earlier in the day. The delegations were headed by the president of the Russian Gas Society, Pavel Zavalny, and Ramsauer, the chairman of the Bundestag Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy.
"Today we actively discussed gas supplies via the Nord Stream 2. Concerning the Nord Stream 2, we see the situation approximately the same as [German] Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel. We in Germany need absolutely secure gas supply from Russia, Nord Stream 2 may play a key role in this process," the lawmaker told reporters after the meeting.
The Nord Stream 2 project aims to deliver 55 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas a year to the EU across the Baltic Sea to Germany bypassing Ukraine. The gas pipeline project plans to use the original Nord Stream pipeline for 86-percent of the route before branching off.