Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Cigaro stated that his country was greatly affected by the earthquake that struck Turkey, confirming their willingness to continue the support of Ankara in the coming period.
This came in a press conference held with his Turkish counterpart, Çavuşoğlu, Monday at the Turkish Foreign Ministry headquarters in the capital, Ankara.
“We received in Hungary with great sadness the news of the earthquake and the suffering of the brotherly people in Turkey,” said Sigaro.
He explained that his country provided aid in less than 24 hours by sending 167 members of the search and rescue teams with 28 dogs.
He stated that his country’s teams were able to save the lives of 35 people under the rubble.
He affirmed that Turkey is the strategic partner of Hungary and that his country stands by Turkey in difficult times until the situation returns to its nature.
On natural gas projects, the Hungarian Minister affirmed that ensuring energy supplies in the region cannot be achieved without Turkey because the purchase of natural gas from Azerbaijan to Central Europe is through Turkey.
Regarding the peace efforts in Ukraine, Cigaro said: “We value and appreciate Turkey’s efforts to raise the voice of peace in the region. It is in our interest to end the war in Ukraine as soon as possible.”
He praised Turkey’s role in reaching the grain agreement, stressing the continuation of Hungary to provide all support to Turkey in this field as well.