Hungary, Russia seek closer energy, gas transit ties

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(VOVworld) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian President Viktor Orban signed several cooperative agreements Tuesday following their talks during President Putin’s on-going two day-visit to Hungary.


Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (R) addresses during a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Budapest February 17, 2015. (Reuters / Laszlo Balogh)

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (R) addresses during a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Budapest February 17, 2015. (Reuters / Laszlo Balogh)



The agreements included those on personnel training activities in nuclear energy, regional cooperation, education, and healthcare. ON this occasion, both leaders exchanged diplomatic notes on the opening of a General Consulate of Hungary in Kazan. Speaking at a joint press briefing, Putin said that Russia and Hungary see huge potentials in expanding economic ties as both countries agreed on a number of issues including a contract on Russia’s gas supply for Ukraine after 2015 as well as the use of gas storage.




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