BERLIN, January 15. /TASS/. Germany is interested in discussing the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project with the new US administration, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told reporters on Friday.
"Certainly, we are highly interested in discussing the topic of the Nord Stream 2 with the new administration in Washington," the minister said. US authorities when taking the decision on sanctions against the project in December indicated that they would hold "consultations at a governmental level" prior to introducing new restrictions, Maas said.
"We believe this is a positive decision," the minister noted.
The Nord Stream 2 project envisages the construction of two pipeline strings with a total capacity of 55 bln cubic meters per year from the coast of Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany. To date, 94% of Nord Stream 2 has been finished.