Angela Merkel Sent a Team of Her Advisers to Washington to Discuss «Nord Stream-2»
OREANDA-NEWS. On the eve of Joe Biden's first visit to Europe as an American president, a high-level team of German negotiators sent to Washington to help bring together the positions of the United States and Germany, among other things, in relation to the «Nord Stream-2» gas pipeline. This was announced on Tuesday, June 1, according to the publications of the Funke media group.
The German delegation is headed by Jan Hecker, foreign policy adviser to Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Lars-Hendrik Röller, Merkel's economic adviser. They will meet with Biden's national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, and the new U.S. Trade Representative, Catherine Tai.
Biden will attend the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, from June 11 to 13, before heading to Brussels for a NATO summit and talks with EU leaders. On May 25, Biden announced that his administration had decided not to impose sanctions on the «Nord Stream-2» project operator, Nord Stream 2 AG, and it's CEO, Matthias Warnig, because the pipeline was almost completed, and punitive measures at this stage would be «counterproductive». At the same time, the American leader stressed that «he cannot prescribe to Germany what to do and what not to do».