There will be an increasing need for natural gas transit capacities through Bulgaria, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced on his Facebook page on Wednesday evening, after a telephone conversation with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev.
Péter Szijjártó wrote that the main topic of the meeting was strengthening energy cooperation. He added: “As we plan to buy more and more natural gas from Azerbaijan and Turkey, we will have an increasing need for transit transport capacities through Bulgaria.”
The minister emphasized that the Bulgarian president had assured him that Hungary could count on him on this issue. According to the report,
Péter Szijjártó and Rumen Radev also agreed that the expected disruption of gas supplies via Ukraine would greatly increase the importance of the Bulgarian-Serbian-Hungarian transport route.
Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia have signed a memorandum
of understanding on the supply of Azerbaijani natural gas to Central Europe through the so-called Solidarity Ring, with a route from Turkey through Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary to Slovakia.
In his post, the minister highlighted that Rumen Radev has played a key role in the continuous development of relations between Hungary and Bulgaria in recent years and that Bulgaria has always been a reliable partner for Hungary in the field of gas transit.
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