Putin to discuss gas, trade in BP visit, official says

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During his February 17 meeting with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Budapest, Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss natural gas deliveries, but not nuclear issues, Hungary’s foreign minister Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian weekly Figyelő. Putin is also scheduled to meet Hungary’s President János Áder.

“There is no reason to revisit the topic of Paks” as a bilateral deal has been signed by the two parties, Szijjártó said, adding that key topics Orbán and Putin are expected to speak about include gas deliveries and trade ties. According to the foreign minister, the most important agenda for the pair will be to discuss the gas surplus Hungary has not yet requested but which was agreed upon in the gas contract set to expire in 2015.

Szijjártó said that the leaders will also discuss the Ukraine crisis, however, he did not disclose any further details.

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