Hungary aims to get gas via Turkey and Serbia, Orbán said after talks with Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu. The two sides agreed that growing tension in Eurasia was undesirable. “Instead of facing a permanent pressure of answering the question of East or West, our interests lie with being able to say East and West,” Viktor Orbán said.
Among bilateral achievements, the prime minister highlighted the opening of an Eximbank branch office in Istanbul and record-high Hungarian exports to Turkey last year. Davutoglu said that ties between the two countries were rapidly developing and Ankara is ready to give all the support it can in energy supplies to central Europe and Hungary. He thanked Hungary’s lasting support for Turkey’s EU accession aspirations.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó held talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu and Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci. After the meeting the foreign ministry said that Turkey’s role is expected to increase significantly in terms of energy security for central Europe.
via hungarymatters.hu; cover photo: Szilárd Koszticsák – MTI; slideshow photos: MTI