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Hungary Interested in Buying Gas from Turkmenistan

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.01.21.

Hungary is interested in getting natural gas from Turkmenistan to Europe, Tamás Menczer, state secretary at the foreign ministry, said after a session of the Hungary-Turkmenistan intergovernmental economic committee in Budapest on Tuesday.

Menczer said that Hungary was seeking to diversify its gas supplies, and noted that the Asian country has the world’s fourth largest natural gas stock.

Once the necessary infrastructure around the southern gas corridor is complete, Hungary could buy an annual 5 billion cubic metres of gas, Menczer said.

Hungary and Turkmenistan want to build closer cooperation in the pharmaceuticals industry, as well as in agriculture, with special regard to sharing Hungarian water management technology with the latter country, the official said.