Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu spoke at a special closing session of the 2014 Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit on the topic of European energy security. In the shadow of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Ukraine, Biden spoke of the need for Europe to diversify its energy sources. “Now, now, now is the time to act,” Biden said. “What’s happening in Ukraine only serves to underscore this.”
Biden concluded by saying: “Energy can and should serve as a tool for cooperation, for stability, for security, and prosperity.”
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