Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu had talks on Monday with the Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto, focusing on the energy security in the region and on the bilateral relations, stirileprotv.ro informs.
According to Hungarian news agency MTI, Romania will complete by 2020 the technical conditions for natural gas exports to Hungary, a document signed on Monday in Bucharest by the two heads of diplomacy reads.
Hungarian FM Peter Szijjarto said that, as of 2022, huge volumes of gas from the Black Sea will be supplied to Hungary. Szijjarto said the Hungarian companies have reserved the entire capacity of 4.4 billion cubic metres per year of the pipeline which will connect Romania to Hungary, an opportunity to buy gas elsewhere from Russia.
The Hungarian official, according to MTI, added that it has been agreed to build compensation units to allow the supply of 1.75 billion cubic metres of gas per year, as of 2020 and the capacity will be increased to 4.4 billion cubic metres in 2022.
Szijjarto also said that Romania and Hungary have agreed on the first high speed train in the region to connect Budapest to Cluj Napoca. The Hungarian Gov’t has allotted EUR 3.3 million for the feasibility study on this project and the railway line would be extended by Romania up to Bucharest.
He added that the two countries have agreed that two of the ten temporary cross-border points to be turned into permanent facilities for non-stop operations.