UK PM Truss and Germany's Scholz discuss energy crisis

(VOVWORLD) - Britain's new Prime Minister Liz Truss discussed the European energy crisis during a call with Germany's Olaf Scholz on Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman for Truss.

During talks, both agreed on the importance of energy resilience and independence. The British Prime Minister underlined the need to ensure democracy and freedom and protect countries made vulnerable by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Truss also told Scholz she is keen to expand defence cooperation between their two countries, and find a solution to issues around the contentious rules that govern post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland.