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SZIJJÁRTÓ: 2021 ‘BEST YEAR IN HUNGARY-RUSSIA RELATIONS'

 

Due to vaccine purchases and the long-term gas supply agreement, “it is not an exaggeration to say that 2021 was the most successful year” in Hungarian-Russian relations, Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s minister of foreign affairs and trade, wrote on Facebook after meeting his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Stockholm on Thursday. Szijjártó said he and his Russian counterpart reviewed the main areas of bilateral cooperation and agreed on a five-point plan of action for next year. Priority goals include starting the construction of the new blocks of the Paks nuclear power plant, launching the production of Sputnik vaccines in Hungary, increasing the number of freight trains entering Hungary at Záhony and operated by a joint venture to be established on December 16, finalising joint space research projects, and boosting Hungarian agriculture sales to Russia, Szijjártó said.