Fuel thirsty Hungary praises Belarus for ‘reliable transit’ of oil

13 April, 11:34 AM
Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó (Photo:Zoltan Kovacs/Twitter)

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó (Photo:Zoltan Kovacs/Twitter)

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has praised Belarus, calling the Russian puppet dictatorship a “reliable transit partner in oil deliveries,” Belarusian state news agency BELTA reported on April 12.

Szijjártó said that “energy supply is a matter of exceptional importance for Hungary” while meeting in the Hungarian capital Budapest with his Belarusian counterpart, Sergei Aleinik – who has not been sanctioned by the European Union.

“So far, Belarus has been a reliable and amiable transit partner of Hungary,” Szijjártó said, praising the authoritarian state and military ally of Russia.

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“Belarus (has) guaranteed uninterrupted oil deliveries from the country to Hungary. And today the minister promised that we can count on safe and uninterrupted deliveries in the future. And I offered my gratitude for that.”

Szijjártó cited statements by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that the next heating season would be even more difficult for Europe.

“IAEA experts are saying more and more that next winter in Europe will entail even greater challenges than the period we’ve already gone through,” he said.

“We must talk about the safety of Hungary’s energy supply. From this point of view, Belarus is a very important country.”

At the same meeting, Aleinik called for an “immediate” ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine and the start of negotiations.

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