Laszlo Kover – Photo: MTI

Kover meets Irish parliament lower house chairman

Parliamentary speaker Laszlo Kover met on Thursday the Ceann Comhairle of Ireland's Dail Eireann Sean O Fearghail, Hungarian parliament press office said.

The talks focused on cooperation between the two countries’ parliaments, the priorities of Hungary’s European Union presidency next year, the effects of the Russia-Ukraine and the Israeli-Palestine conflicts, as well as EU enlargement, the statement added.

Kover said bilateral relations were well-balanced and both sides were open to dialogue based on mutual respect. He welcomed active economic relations between the two countries, with trade growing apace in recent years.

He added that Hungary welcomed the Irish investors who created jobs and brought new technologies to the country, with 95 Irish-owned companies employing 11,356 people in 2021.

The speakers were in agreement that further opportunities could be tapped in tourism, and cooperation between universities could be boosted with more student exchange schemes.

O Fearghail is returning a 2017 visit by Kover, the statement added.

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