Szijjártó Discusses US -Hungary Energy Cooperation In Washington

  • 1 Apr 2016 9:00 AM
Szijjártó Discusses US -Hungary Energy Cooperation In Washington
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó discussed Hungarian-US political ties and energy cooperation in Washington, DC. The minister is in the US capital with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s delegation for the fourth Nuclear Security Summit. The precarious situation regarding central Europe’s energy security poses serious security risks for the region, making energy cooperation between Hungary and the US all the more important, he said.

Hungary’s main goal is to find new gas supply routes. Construction of the LNG terminal in Croatia would be Hungary’s preferred scenario, he said, adding that the Croatian government was starting to admit that it would make sense economically.

US investors have also shown interest in the project. Hungary believes the construction of the terminal would be feasible by four-way cooperation between Croatia, Hungary, the US and the European Union.

Another possible gas supply route would be the corridor connecting Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary, Szijjártó said, adding, however, that this would still require the construction of interconnection points on the Greek-Bulgarian and Bulgarian- Romanian borders.

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