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Germany’s Scholz in Saudi Arabia as Gas Crunch Bites Economy

Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz

Photographer: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz looked Saturday to secure more energy supplies, meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman to discuss future cooperation, including on hydrogen imports, as Europe’s largest economy struggles with fallout from the Russia-Ukraine war.

Talks between the two leaders in Jeddah dealt with the relationship between their countries, Scholz said. Germany is seeking to import “large amounts of hydrogen” amid a push to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions, he said.