Petro Poroshenko, Francis Fannon coordinate approaches to counteract construction of Nord Stream 2

Petro Poroshenko, Francis Fannon coordinate approaches to counteract construction of Nord Stream 2

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Ukrinform
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting with newly appointed U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources Francis Fannon.

The parties discussed the enhancement of strategic partnership between Ukraine and the USA, particularly in the sphere of energy cooperation, the press service of the Ukrainian head of state reported.

The interlocutors coordinated approaches and practical measures of the Ukrainian and American sides in countering the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. "Our coordination is very important in preventing the construction of the Nord Stream 2, as a project that not only threatens the energy sphere of Ukraine and Europe, but also directly concerns geopolitical security. I commend an absolutely clear and consistent position of U.S. President Donald Trump and the U.S. Administration, the U.S. Government. It is extremely important for us," Poroshenko said.

The Ukrainian head of state expressed gratitude to the American side for a consistent support and practical assistance to our country in its efforts to diversify energy supply sources, reduce dependence from Russia on this issue and reform the energy sector of Ukraine.

In turn, U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources Francis Fannon emphasized the importance of relations between our countries, in particular in the field of energy security. "I am here to underscore the unwavering support of the United States for Ukraine and our unqualified opposition to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, as well as the need to maintain the robust gas transit in Ukraine," he said.

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