After talks with Rumen Radev, Bulgaria’s president, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said Hungary will increasingly rely on Bulgaria’s gas transit capacities.
“Since we are planning to buy an increasing amount of gas from Azerbaijan and Türkiye, we will need Bulgaria’s transit capacities more and more,” Minister Szijjártó said on Facebook. The minister said the Bulgarian president had assured him of his country’s readiness to cooperate. Szijjártó and Radev agreed that the possible interruption of deliveries through Ukraine would increase the importance of the Bulgaria-Serbia-Hungary transit route. Szijjártó highlighted the Bulgarian president’s merits in the advancement of bilateral ties, and his crucial role in making Bulgaria a “reliable partner with regard to gas transit deliveries.”