Foreign minister Peter Szijjarto – Photo: Facebook

Szijjarto: TurkStream’s security crucial for Hungary

The security of the TurkStream gas pipeline is of paramount importance for Hungary, Peter Szijjarto, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, told a conference in Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

Szijjarto addressed a meeting of energy ministers of the Organisation of Turkic States (OTS) in Almaty.

The minister highlighted the increasing importance of the TurkStream pipeline, which is delivering natural gas from Russia via Turkey, Bulgaria and Serbia to Hungary. Especially now when gas deliveries via the Nord Stream pipeline under the Baltic Sea are suffering disruptions.

Szijjarto called on the leaders of countries being a partner to TurkStream to keep monitoring the pipeline’s operation.

He said on Facebook the Hungarian government had repeatedly been attacked in connection with the implementation of the TurkStream project, adding that “without this pipeline, Hungary would be in a big trouble”.

Szijjarto noted that the OTS member states and observer countries had outlined their priorities in green transition at the session.

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