(Bloomberg) -- Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he’ll use a visit to Moscow to seek an increase in the volume of natural gas his country buys from Russia.

Orban, who spoke Friday in a weekly interview on state radio channel Kossuth, will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 1.

Hungary signed a long-term gas transport deal with Russia’s Gazprom in September. Orban wants to increase transport levels beyond that agreement.

In response to criticism that his visit comes amid tensions between Ukraine and Russia, Orban said he would discuss security with both European Union and NATO officials before he traveled.

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