Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said that his government will guarantee Hungary’s energy supply. The supply of natural gas, oil, and nuclear fuel will continue uninterrupted, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in New York on Friday.
The statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, released on the occasion of the UN General Assembly which held the meeting, stated that “The United Nations was created for all countries that are in conflict or war with each other to talk about difficult issues, and I see there has been no coordination between Western and Russian leaders that would bring hope and put an end to the war,” he added.
Szijjártó added that “My colleague Sergei Lavrov also informed me that Russia is ready to negotiate peace. Obviously, many details need to be clarified. I sincerely hope that at some point the circumstances will be created which will make it clear to both Ukraine and Russia that they need to seek a solution at the negotiating table as soon as possible,” he continued.
The minister also informed the public that
bilateral energy cooperation came under discussion, and his Russian counterpart assured him that his country would fulfill its contractual obligations.
“We can rest assured about Hungary’s energy supply. Both in terms of oil and gas supplies, the contracted volumes will be delivered continuously at the contracted time, and the same will be done for nuclear fuel,” he said. In addition, references were made to the Paks expansion, saying that the progress of the works show the new units will have started to operate by 2030. He also said that so far this year, 3.3 million tons of oil was received from Russia and a total of 4.2 billion cubic meters of natural gas.
Finally, the discussion turned to the topic of the new Russian state textbook. “I told Sergei Lavrov that the 1956 revolution is one of the most uplifting events in Hungarian history, when Hungarian people became heroes, stood up for the freedom and sovereignty of their country, without fear of the overwhelming forces they were fighting with, and therefore
labeling these people as fascists, is simply unacceptable, and it is an issue we are not even willing to discuss,”
Via MTI, Featured image: MTI/KKM