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Dec 03, 2019

Foreign Minister meets with Gazprom to discuss energy cooperation

The foreign minister said Gazprom plays a leading role in supplying gas to Hungary and will most probably continue to do so in the wake of prospective infrastructure projects in the region.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has held talks with Viktor Zubkov, chairman of the board of Russia’s national gas company Gazprom, in Budapest.

According to MTI, Minister Szijjártó said Gazprom plays a leading role in supplying gas to Hungary and will most probably continue to do so in the wake of prospective infrastructure projects in the region.

“As Hungary has a vested interest in long-term, predictable and reliable cooperation with Gazprom, it is prepared to launch talks on a new long-term gas supply agreement with the company,” the minister said.

Minister Szijjártó also said that possible cooperation between Hungary and Gazprom on the use of natural gas for transport purposes has “particularly positive prospects”. He added that the use of natural gas in transport may play a major role in reducing greenhouse emissions, which is crucial for meeting climate objectives.

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