Szijjártó agrees with Russian Deputy PM about speeding up nuclear plant investment in Hungary

January 26. 2023. – 11:54 AM



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"Nuclear energy is the energy of the future, and it is good news for us that the Russian government also attaches great importance to the development of Paks", Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, who is in New York, posted on his official Facebook page. According to the post, had a telephone conversation with Alexander Novak, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs, at 3 a.m. local time.

Szijjártó wrote that they discussed the investment in the Paks nuclear power plant and agreed to speed up the project wherever possible.

"Naturally, for this reason, we will not support any proposal from Brussels that would make Hungarian-Russian nuclear cooperation even slightly more difficult or potentially impossible," he stated. Szijjártó also wrote that they had discussed the situation of natural gas transport as well.

Thanks to TurkStream, the only 100 percent operational East-West pipeline, and our long-term contract, Hungary's natural gas supply is continuous and uninterrupted, with more than 12 million cubic meters of natural gas being delivered every day, the Foreign Minister wrote.

As we reported earlier, the construction in Paks is expected to be completed in eight years at the earliest, but it may take even longer.

For more on recent Russian-Hungarian relations, we recommend the article of Telex's partner, Direkt36.

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