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Hungary's PM Orban meets Russia's Putin for nuclear talks

Published on Jan 14, 2014 2:49 PM

MOSCOW (AFP) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday for talks touching on Russia's expansion of the European Union nation's only nuclear power plant.

The Kremlin said in a statement that the two close trade and energy partners were holding "substantive discussions" on building up the capacity of Hungary's Paks facility.

The statement said Paks was responsible for producing 40 per cent of the energy consumed in the former Warsaw Pact state.

It added that Russia supplied about 80 per cent of Hungary's oil and 75 per cent of its natural gas.

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