Tenth round of India-Hungary Foreign Office consultations
The Indian delegation was led by Secretary (West) Shri Vikas Swarup and the Hungarian side was led by Deputy State Secretary for Development of Eastern Relations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Dr. András Baranyi. The Indian delegation also talked with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó.
Both sides underscored the historically warm and cordial relations, which have received a strong filip following recent high-level interactions, including the visits of External Affairs Minister (August 2019) and Minister of Jal Shakti (October 2019) of India to Hungary and the visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary to India (January 2020).
During the latest consultations, the two sides reviewed various aspects of bilateral cooperation. As well as the discussions of political, trade and economic, science and technology, educational and cultural relations, the two sides exchanged views on regional and international situation of mutual interest and agreed to enhance their cooperation in the multilateral forums.
There was a discussion on respective national approaches to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and on vaccines. The Hungarian side conveyed that they have initiated the process to join the International Solar Alliance and hoped it would be completed at an early date.
It was agreed to convene the next meeting of the India-Hungary Joint Committee on Economic Cooperation at an early date in 2021. The two sides noted the importance of shooting films in each other’s country for boosting tourism, cultural cooperation and people-to-people contacts.
It was also agreed to maintain the momentum in bilateral interaction through exchange of visits and regular consultations.