Szijjártó: Hungary has become an increasingly important transit country for natural gas transmission
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba confirmed their mutual intention to improve bilateral relations at a telephone hearing on Monday.
On the community page of Péter Szijjártó he wrote:
the task will not be easy, but they are confident that 2022 will be a better year for Hungarian-Ukrainian relations than this year.
According to the entry of the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, a lot of work has been done in recent years to secure Hungary’s energy supply and increase its role in the field of security of supply in Central Europe as well.
We now have gas pipeline connections from seven of our neighbors, and the number of electricity connections will continue to grow soon, he added.
Péter Szijjártó remarked that Hungary has become an increasingly important transit country for natural gas transportation, “last year and this year, most of the gas was transported to Ukraine from the west through us.”
As he wrote, according to the technical agreement of the system operating companies, the gas supply from Hungary to Ukraine will be sufficient in the first three months of 2022.
With this, market companies will receive a total of 700 million cubic meters of gas to trade between January and March, he wrote.
The politician added that they had reaffirmed their mutual intention to improve bilateral relations with Dmitro Kuleba, “which will not be an easy task, but we hope that 2022 will be a better year for Hungarian-Ukrainian relations than this year”.
(MTI / Felvidék.ma)