The year 2021 was the all-time best in terms of Hungarian-Russian cooperation, Hungary’s minister of foreign affairs and trade said on Facebook on Thursday.
“This is a solid ground for us to make further important advances next year,” Péter Szijjártó said in a message posted in Moscow.
Szijjártó announced that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will meet President Vladimir Putin in early February, adding that preparations are under way for their talks.
Hungary would like to see “further milestones in bilateral relations” next year, the minister said, referring to the construction of new blocks of the Paks nuclear power plant, launching the production of Sputnik vaccines in Hungary, finalising joint space research projects, increasing the role of Hungary’s Záhony in east-west rail traffic and boosting Hungarian agricultural exports to Russia.
featured image: Putin and Orbán in 2019; via Zoltán Máthé/MTI