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Szijjarto: Bulgaria, Turkiye reliable transit route for gas deliveries to Hungary

Bulgaria and Turkiye will remain a reliable transit route for gas deliveries to Hungary ensuring the country's energy security, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Friday, after holding bilateral talks with the Bulgarian and Turkish presidents on the sidelines of the Diplomacy Forum in Antalya on Friday.

The two countries play an important role in ensuring the delivery of gas to Hungary which will “most certainly” remain the case considering that Hungary already receives gas from Russia via Turkiye, Bulgaria and Serbia, he said.

“The Bulgarian and the Turkish presidents both expressed a clear viewpoint and pledged that their countries will ensure a reliable transit route for us in the coming years,” he said.

Szijjarto welcomed that an agreement was signed with Turkiye under which that country will deliver 275 million cubic metres of gas to Hungary in the second and third quarters of this year. He noted that Hungary would be the first country apart from Turkey’s neighbours to import Turkish gas.

He noted that Hungary had over 4 billion euros worth of bilateral trade with Turkiye and over 2 billion euros with Bulgaria in 2023.

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