26 Jan 2023 19:58

Hungarian FM Szijjarto, Russian Deputy PM Novak discuss accelerating investment in Paks-2 NPP

MOSCOW. Jan 26 (Interfax) - Hungarian Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Peter Szijjarto and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak have discussed the status of the Paks-2 Nuclear Power Plant project in a telephone call, Szijjarto said on social media.

"We agreed to accelerate investments everywhere possible," Szijjarto said.

Hungary will support no proposals from the European Union "that would make Hungarian-Russian cooperation in the nuclear sphere even a little bit more difficult or even impossible," he said.

The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority issued Rosatom a permit to build the fifth and sixth power units at Paks NPP at the end of August 2022, and the first concrete is expected to be poured in the fall of 2023.