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Oct 04, 2018

Hungarian-Russian relations go from strength-to-strength

The foreign minister announced that the two countries have agreed that from 2020, Hungary will import more than 4 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia

The foreign minister has revealed that Hungarian-Russian relations will soon be characterized by success stories, having been in a downswing for many long years.

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, made the declaration following talks with Sergey Lavrov, his Russian counterpart, in Moscow on Wednesday.

The foreign minister said that the two countries have agreed that from 2020, Hungary will import more than 4 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia.

He added that a direct flight will be launched between Budapest and Kazan and a Hungarian-Russian consortium has signed a contract worth more than 1 billion euros on the delivery of 1,300 passenger carriages to Egypt.

What’s more, Hungary and Russia will also collaborate in establishing a central European oncology center in Budapest, and the International Investment Bank will also establish a center in the Hungarian capital.

Minister Szijjártó also met Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Industry Minister Denis Manturov during his visit.