Szijjarto: Gas procurement routes must be diversified

The foreign minister held talks in Belgrade

MH – 2018.06.14. 10:46 –

Security of energy supplies is among central Europe's biggest challenges, and gas supply routes must be diversified, Peter Szijjarto, Hungary's foreign minister, said in Belgrade on Wednesday after talks with Aleksandar Antic and Temenuzhka Petkova, Serbia's and Bulgaria's respective energy ministers, Hungarian news agency MTI reports.

Szijjarto said natural gas is not currently arriving in Central Europe from the South, and accordingly it is an obvious solution and endeavour to improve energy security from this direction, Kormany.hu writes.

According to the minister, one possible scenario for achieving this is a natural gas transport route to Hungary via Bulgaria and Serbia, the prerequisite of which is the construction of the second stage of the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline by Gazprom.