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HUNGARY ‘WON’T BACK SANCTIONS’ ON ENERGY SECTOR, NUCLEAR INDUSTRY

 

Péter Szijjártó, the foreign minister, noted that the government made it clear at meetings in Brussels this past weekend that Hungary would not approve any kind of sanctions affecting the energy sector or the nuclear industry, or any that endangered the EU’s foreign relations.
After talks by phone with Estonian counterpart Margus Tsahkna on Monday, the foreign minister said also said he and Tsahkna were in agreement that though there were issues on which their two countries disagreed, this was natural, and there were far more things that bound them together, and they had “far more shared strategic interests than we would think”. He said they had agreed to boost bilateral ties, and that he had invited Tsahkna to Budapest. Tsahkna, he added, had “gladly accepted the invitation, and he will hopefully pay us a visit before the start of our EU presidency.”