Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó had a phone talk with Dmytro Kuleba, his Ukrainian counterpart, on Monday, with both ministers confirming their wish to improve ties between their countries.
In a Facebook entry, Szijjártó said that they trusted that “2022 will be a better year in terms of Hungary-Ukraine ties than this one was”.
The Hungarian government has worked a lot to ensure energy supplies for the country and increase Hungary’s role in supplies for the region, Szijjártó said, adding that
out of its seven neighbours Hungary now had gas links to six, while “the number of electric links will soon increase”.
Szijjártó noted that in 2020 and 2021, the largest amounts of gas imported by Ukraine from the west had travelled through Hungary, a trend to continue in the first three months of next year, with a total capacity of 700 million cubic metres.
As we wrote last week, Hungarian Defence Minister Tibor Benkő discussed regional security and military cooperation, among other issues, with Oleksii Reznikov, his Ukrainian counterpart, in Budapest. Details HERE.