Hungary counts on Turkish Stream gas deliveries in 2021
Russia will begin delivering its natural gas to Hungary via the Turk Stream pipeline in the second half of 2021, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said in a Rossiya-24 TV channel forecast.
"According to the present-day state of affairs, it turns out that we stand a good chance to start receiving the gas via the new delivery route by approximately second half of 2021," TASS cited him as saying.
Commenting on another Russian-Hungarian project, the construction of the Paks NPP in Hungary, Szijjarto said his country and the European Union have completed the process of approval.
"We are already behind schedule, I won’t deny it. But falling behind the schedule does not mean that we reject the project. It only means that the NPP will be put into operation later than planned," he noted.
"The delays are mostly due to protracted formal procedures within the EU, which took longer than they should and definitely longer than we planned. Now they are over, and the EU has given the green light. The preparatory work on the ground is under way, auxiliary infrastructure is being built," the diplomat said.