Hungary counts on supply of Azerbaijani gas
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 23.
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
Hungary is really counting on Azerbaijani gas supplies within the framework of the Southern Gas Corridor project, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to Azerbaijan Imre Laslotsky told Trend.
"The energy cooperation is one of the most important directions for the countries' bilateral relations," he said.
"Azerbaijan is a strategic partner on the gas supply issue not only for Hungary, but also for the whole Europe," Laslotsky said.
"The country has both its own potential and the possibility of gas transit from neighboring countries, so bypassing Azerbaijan on these issues is extremely difficult," he added.
Hungary expects for the start of gas supply for via the Southern Gas Corridor to Europe, he noted.
"We hope that there are additional volumes of gas for Hungary. I can see that despite the drop in oil prices, these projects are being implemented. It calms us, investors and our partners in Europe," the ambassador noted.
Southern Gas Corridor is one of the priority projects for the EU, which envisages for the gas transportation from the Caspian region through Georgia and Turkey to European countries.
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