Péter Szijjártó, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, on Monday had talks by phone with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, discussing the implementation of a range of agreements signed at their last meeting.
Szijjártó said in Facebook that he had agreed with Lavrov that Russia will deliver 480,000 doses of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to Hungary, adding that the additional shipment quantities scheduled for March would be specified in the coming days.
Talks are under way between Hungarian and Russian experts on Hungary’s purchase of Russian gas after the expiration of the current contract in October, he said.
Under another agreement, Hungary has begun delivering railway carriages to Egypt, he added. Szijjártó announced last month that Hungary had delivered the first railway carriages to Egypt in line with a contract worth over 1 billion euros signed by a Hungarian-Russian consortium on the delivery of 1,300 carriages to the North African country. He noted that 624 carriages were scheduled to be completed in Russia and 676 in Hungary over the next two to three years.