Foreign minister Peter Szijjarto – Photo: Facebook

Szijjarto: Hungary-Turkiye ties thriving

Peter Szijjarto, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, on Friday met Mehmet Kacir, Turkiye's minister for industry and technology, and discussed the most important issues of bilateral economic cooperation with him.

“We reviewed the most important issues of bilateral economic cooperation, and were happy to see that the past few years have brought dynamic development in Hungarian-Turkish relations,” Szijjarto said on Facebook after the meeting in Dunakeszi, near Budapest.

“Turkish export to Hungary was at an all-time high last year, trade volume has grown by 29 percent this year, and we managed to build a strong and effective cooperation in defence industry, an indicator of the highest degree of trust possible,” Szijarto said.

Turkiye remains an important factor in Hungary’s energy security, and there are hopes of finalising an agreement on gas purchases with the largest Turkish energy company before year-end, he said.

The two countries’ railway companies have also signed an agreement on submitting tenders together, within and outside Europe, he added. “We also agreed that the number of flights should be increased, and we will give Turkish Airlines the opportunity to do so,” Szijjarto said.

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