June 6th, 2019
Hungary has secured enough gas supplies to heat homes and run the country's industry in 2020, Peter Szijjarto, the foreign affairs and trade minister, said in St. Petersburg on Thursday, after signing a new import deal with Russian officials. "Hungary's gas supplies from Russia have been secured by the agreements signed today," Szijjarto told the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum after meeting his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov. He also held talks with Energy Minister Alexander Novak and is later scheduled to meet Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller. Hungary is set to receive two billion cubic metres of gas by the end of September, Szijjarto said. The two countries also signed an agreement under which Russia will next year send another two billion cubic metres of gas to Hungary via Austria, he added.