Qatar is of key importance to Europe
We have learned in the past one year that Qatar is a country of key importance to Europe because much of the Russian gas lost by our continent’s economy has been replaced with LNG received from Qatar, the Prime Minister said in a video message uploaded to Facebook on Monday. Viktor Orbán announced that Hungary would also buy gas from Qatar.
The Prime Minister travelled to Doha on Sunday for an official visit initiated by his Qatari peer. Upon an invitation by the Emir of Qatar, Mr. Orbán will deliver a speech at the host country’s Economic Forum.
In Monday’s video, Mr. Orbán recounted his lengthy, exhausting and successful negotiation with the Emir of Qatar, the leader of the Middle East country.
“We have learned in the past one year that Qatar is a country of key importance to Europe because much of the Russian gas lost by our continent’s economy has been replaced with LNG received from Qatar”, the Prime Minister adds.
Mr. Orbán notes that Qatar is a country of outstanding economic performance that is present around the world. Also, Qatar belongs to the peace camp, “is interested in ending the war between Russia and Ukraine as soon as possible, and is willing to contribute by acting as a mediator in peace talks”.
Furthermore, the Prime Minister announced the conclusion of an energy agreement: “We, too, will buy gas from here, because it’s always better to have more than one option.”
“We agreed abut infrastructural and airport development as well as cooperation in communication technology, and even in agricultural matters. A strong perspective has opened for economic cooperation between Qatar and Hungary”, Viktor Orbán concludes.