13:54 GMT08 March 2021
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    BERLIN (Sputnik) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has discussed situation with the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline while congratulating US President Joe Biden with his inauguration, the Handelsblatt newspaper reported, citing sources.

    According to the news outlet, when government spokesman Steffen Seibert talked about Merkel's phone conversation with Biden, the official failed to mention that Nord Stream 2 was discussed during the call.

    The Nord Stream 2 project aims to lay a 745-mile-long twin pipeline that will carry up to 1.942 trillion cubic feet of gas per year from Russia to Germany, passing through the territorial waters or exclusive economic zones of Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia and Sweden.

    The US is a vocal opponent to the project, as well as Berlin's alleged dependence on Russian natural resources.

    Russia, Nord Stream 2, Joe Biden, US, Angela Merkel, Germany
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