Budapest (MTI) – Two new direct flights between Budapest and Toronto are set to boost cooperation between Hungary and Canada, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told MTI Thursday.
Attending a two-day foreign ministerial session of the NATO states in Antalya, Turkey, where he held talks with his Canadian counterpart, Robert Nicholson, Szijjarto said one of the main topics of discussion was the direct flight connection soon to be re-established between the two countries.
Szijjarto said SkyGreece will launch direct flights between Budapest and Toronto later this month, adding that the Greek airline will operate the flight twice a week.
The minister said Canadian carrier Air Transat will launch a direct flight from Budapest to Montreal in June.
The two new transatlantic flights will boost economic ties between the two countries, Szijjarto said.
He said Canada sees Hungary as a key partner, as it is the most attractive central European investment destination for Canadian companies. Companies are investing in the automotive industry, environmental protection and real-estate development, Szijjarto added.
Referring to discussions on Hungarian-Canadian cooperation in justice and refugee affairs, Szijjarto said that nobody had to flee Hungary for political reasons.