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Indicator – Economy – Peter Szijjarto told a Russian newspaper what he thought of Putin’s plan

Indicator – Economy – Peter Szijjarto told a Russian newspaper what he thought of Putin’s plan

On June 2, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto reported on his Facebook page that the Hungarian company MVM CEEnergy and the Azerbaijani company SOCAR had signed an agreement under which 100 million cubic meters of natural gas will be delivered to Hungary from Azerbaijan until the end of the year. .

He also stressed that the delivery that starts now can be the basis for a long-term gas purchase contract, within the framework of which up to 2 billion cubic meters of natural gas from the Caucasus can reach us every year.

A few days ago in Oslo, the Hungarian Foreign Minister spoke about He is negotiating with Slovakia in the hope of reaching a possible agreement aimed at the delivery of Norwegian natural gas. From this point of view, it seems that Hungary is looking for more and more alternatives, with which it may be possible to replace Russian gas in the future.

Gazprom is a reliable partner

On the other hand, now for a Russian newspaper it is to Interfax In his statement, the Hungarian Foreign Minister said that Hungary does not want to stop using Russian gas, but wants to diversify its gas imports.

We will not exchange Russian shipments – neither for oil nor for gas. Russia is our reliable partner: Gazprom and oil producers. (…) Another issue is diversification. But from our point of view, this does not mean that we want to replace one source with another. For us, diversification means looking for other sources, but not with the aim of replacing Russian ones

said Peter Szijjarto.

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Turkish gas hub

that too highlightedWe depend on Türkiye as a transit partner. But it is not Hungary’s aim to buy a stake in any energy infrastructure in Turkey, where – according to a Russian-Turkish agreement last year – a new gas hub could be established in the near future. Vladimir Putin came up with the idea of ​​\u200b\u200bcreating a center where it would be possible to transfer the volume of transport falling through Nord Stream.

According to him, it is about the possibility of building another gas pipeline system and creating a node in Turkey, through which they would have previously transported gas to European countries, if it was important.

Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez previously believed that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal to establish a gas hub in Turkey could be implemented.