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Polish FM believes US will back efforts to block Nord Stream 2

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Victoria Bieniek 24.04.2018 12:39
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has said he believes the US will back efforts to block the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline opposed by Warsaw.
Poland's Jacek Czaputowicz. Photo: MSZ (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Czaputowicz spoke about Nord Stream 2 with US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley in New York on Monday.

If built, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline would supply around 55 billion cubic metres of natural gas a year from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, circumventing Poland, the Baltic states and Ukraine.

Poland’s maritime minister has said that the pipeline would seal Russian gas monopoly Gazprom’s dominant position in Europe’s energy market and would undermine the European Union’s energy security.

The US State Department spokeswoman has previously said that the US government opposed Nord Stream 2 as the project would undermine Europe’s energy security and stability.

Czaputowicz and Haley also discussed Poland’s plans for May, when the country will take over the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council for a month.

Under Poland’s leadership, the council will debate the importance of international law, and continue to react to problems such as the conflict in Syria, the situation in Ukraine, North Korea and Iran, Czaputowicz said. (vb/pk)

Source: PAP, IAR

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