Russian President Vladimir Putin met with a delegation consisting of Germany's largest companies in the Kremlin on Thursday. Wolfgang Buechele, Chairman of the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, expressed hope that trade and economic relations between Russia and Germany would improve, pointing out the importance of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.Buechele also said... Еще that the political climate at the moment has negative impact on the trade. «I would like to say openly that the German-Russian enterprises would do better if the political relations would improve,» the businessman said. He also said that the German businesses will take «a leading role» in next year's St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, and hoped that the German politicians do so as well. Repsesentatives from Volskwagen, Siemens, BASF, Uniper and other big German companies took part in the meeting.