Statement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s and Deputy National Security Advisor Daleep Singh’s Meetings with German

The White House

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met today with Dr. Jan Hecker, Foreign and Security Advisor to the German Chancellor, to discuss our close cooperation on a range of regional and global issues. They talked about the upcoming G7 leaders meeting and NATO summit, the importance of securing Europe’s energy future, collective efforts to share COVID-19 vaccines, coordination on cybersecurity and response to ransomware attacks, and foreign policy priorities including Russia, Ukraine, Iran, the Sahel, and the Western Balkans. Experts from both governments discussed the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, including U.S. concerns about the risks it poses to Ukraine and European energy security.

Deputy National Security Advisor Daleep Singh also met today with Professor Lars-Hendrik Röller, German Chancellery Chief of Division for Economic, Financial, and Labor Policy, to discuss a range of economic issues, including objectives for the upcoming G7 Leaders meetings, vaccine dose sharing, forced labor, post-COVID economic recovery, and 5G security.

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