The Hungarian foreign minister held talks with Russia's Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, with the CEO of Gazprom Alexei Miller, with Minister of Energy Alexander Novak and with Rosatom CEO Sergei Kiriyenko.
"Despite anti-Russian sanction by the west, there is a very fierce competition going on among European Union member states to pursue closer cooperation with Russia, especially in the energy and industry sectors. We Hungarians have also entered into this competition" said Szijjártó.
It is clear that Russia will remain Europe's number one energy supplier in the foreseeable future. Russia increased its natural gas sales to Europe in the last year by 8 percent; and in the first 5 months of this year by 16 percent the foreign minister added.
Szijjártó also talked about Rosatom's plan to involve Hungarian Electricity Company (MVM) in the construction of other ongoing nuclear power plants. The foreign minister pointed out that currently, Rosatom builds six more nuclear power plants outside Russia.