Prime Minister Viktor Orbán - Photo: PMO

Orbán to have talks in Kazakhstan

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has left Budapest for Astana to have bilateral talks and attend the 10th summit of the Organization of Turkic States, the PM's press chief said on Wednesday.

Orbán is accompanied by Marton Nagy, the economic development minister, Peter Szijjarto, the foreign minister, as well as Finance Minister Mihaly Varga, Bertalan Havasi said.

The Hungarian delegation is scheduled to have talks with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, PM Alikhan Smailov, and Parliamentary Speaker Yerlan Koshanov.

During the talks, representatives of Hungary will sign an education cooperation accord for 2024-2026, while preparations for several Hungarian universities to start activities in Kazakhstan will be among the topics discussed, Havasi said.

At the summit, representatives of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Hungary, Turkiye, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will discuss “political and economic developments within and outside the [Turkic] region,” Havasi said.

Szijjarto to meet OTS counterparts in Astana

Szijjarto will meet his counterparts from the Organization of Turkic States in Astana, he said on Facebook on Wednesday. On the sidelines of the meeting of the OTS Council of Foreign Ministers, Szijjarto will have talks with his Uzbek and Azerbaijani colleagues. He is scheduled to sign a new scholarship agreement and inaugurate a street in Astana named after 19th century Hungarian poet Sandor Petofi.

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