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They discussed issues of bilateral economic cooperation, in particular in the energy sector.

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Working meeting of Alexander Novak with the German Government Plenipotentiary for Gas Transit through Ukraine Georg Graf Waldersee

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak held a working meeting with the Commissioner of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany for gas transit through Ukraine Georg Graf Waldersee.

The meeting discussed topical issues of trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Germany. At the same time, cooperation in the energy sector has the character of a strategic partnership and is pivotal in Russia’s interaction with the European Union, Alexander Novak emphasized during the meeting. “Germany was, is and will remain in the future the main partner for the Russian fuel and energy complex in the European direction,” the Deputy Prime Minister added.

Cooperation in the gas sector is an integral part of relations between the two countries, as early as 2023 Russia and Germany will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the start of Russian gas supplies to Germany, Alexander Novak noted.

During the working meeting, the possibility of using the Ukrainian transit route after 2024 was discussed. The parties agreed to continue the relevant consultations.

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