Russian Foreign Minister: Hungary wants to buy additional volumes of gas from Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Hungary (Hungary) wants to buy more gas from Russia, noting that her request will be considered immediately.

“Our colleagues informed us today that the Hungarian government is interested in purchasing additional volumes of gas this year. This application will be immediately reported and studied,” Lavrov told reporters after meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Schart in Moscow on Thursday.

The Russian Foreign Minister highly appreciated the talks held with his Hungarian counterpart, noting that “the talks were held in a businesslike atmosphere and had an effective content.”

For his part, the Hungarian Foreign Minister said that his country had decided to purchase an additional 700 million cubic meters of gas, and we would not be able to do this without supplies from Russia.

The minister expressed his country’s readiness to purchase additional volumes of Russian gas, and it can receive another 20 million cubic meters of blue fuel per day.

Seyart added that Hungary would like to negotiate with Russia on additional gas purchases as soon as possible, and also start receiving these gas supplies.

Before the talks began, the Russian minister indicated that Russia and Hungary were intensifying economic cooperation, despite the pressure of Western sanctions. Lavrov said that Russia and Hungary are determined to strengthen partnership and implement major projects, including in the energy and transport sectors.

Source: RIA Novosti + TASS

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