Nord Stream 2 to be completed as United States wants good ties with EU, Putin says

FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is seen on a pipe at the Chelyabinsk pipe rolling plant in Chelyabinsk, Russia

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany should be completed as new U.S. administration wants good relations with Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin told an economic forum.

Putin, who said earlier on Friday that the first line was just finished, added that the second line was expected to be completed within the next two months and Gazprom might start gas deliveries as soon as Germany granted approval.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Katya Golubkova; Editing by Alison Williams)