Call to repair Nord Stream gas pipelines for future Russian trade relations

(MENAFN) The state premier of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, is advocating for the repair of the Nord Stream gas pipelines in Germany while it is still possible. Kretschmer believes that these pipelines could be crucial in the future if Germany and Russia normalize trade relations under new leadership in Moscow. The pipelines were blown up last September, but Kretschmer thinks that they should still be repaired as soon as possible to keep energy policy options open.

In an interview with Germany's Focus magazine, Kretschmer emphasized that in energy policy, it is important to keep all options open. He believes that when Putin is no longer in power, the pipeline could be an opportunity for a successor to restore economic relations between Germany and Russia. He predicted that this could happen in around five years' time.

Kretschmer stressed the urgency of repairing the conduits soon, warning that they will soon be beyond saving if action is not taken promptly. He believes that it is important to consider the long-term implications of energy policy decisions and to ensure that options are kept open for the future.

The Nord Stream gas pipelines have been a source of controversy in Europe, with some countries arguing that they increase Europe's dependence on Russian gas and threaten energy security. However, Kretschmer's comments suggest that there may be strategic reasons for repairing the pipelines and keeping them operational in the future.

In summary, Kretschmer is advocating for the repair of the Nord Stream gas pipelines in Germany, arguing that they could be important for future trade relations with Russia. He believes that it is important to keep all options open in energy policy and to act quickly to repair the pipelines before it's too late.


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