Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto (file photo)
Hungary's top diplomat traveled to Russia on November 21 to take part in an international forum on nuclear energy, underscoring his country's persistently close ties with Moscow amid the war in Ukraine. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto gave a speech at the opening plenary session of the two-day ATOMEXPO international forum in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, according to the event's website. In a post on Facebook, Szijjarto said his appearance at the expo would include talks with the head of Russia's state atomic energy company, Rosatom, over a planned Russian-backed expansion of Hungary's only nuclear power plant. To read the original story by AP, click here .