Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó will take part in a panel discussion at Russian Energy Week in Moscow on Thursday, writes 444.
Also appearing on the “Global Energy Trends: Today and Tomorrow” panel with the Foreign Minister will be Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, as well as heads of Russian companies Gazprom Neft, Novatek, and VEB.RF. The media outlet reports that except for Szijjártó, all of them are on the Western sanctions list.
Acording to its description, the panel discussion will cover how the global community can meet the world’s energy needs, asserting that “cooperation between all countries is vital.” However, the expected course the discussion will take can be inferred by the next sentence, which states that “some countries and coalitions have aggravated the geopolitical situation by associating universal energy access with international political relations.”
The description also notes the slowdown in global energy supplies by simply citing “current geopolitical turbulence” as the reason, omiting any mention of the war in Ukraine.
Russian Energy Week is primarily attended by Russian politicians and businesspeople, claims the news outlet. Péter Szijjártó is the only foreign guest on the program from a European Union country. [HVG]