Budapest, 2017. július 25. Ésik Róbert, a Nemzeti Befektetési Ügynökség (HIPA) elnöke beszél, mellette Szijjártó Péter külgazdasági és külügyminiszter a HIPA féléves eredményeirõl tartott sajtótájékoztatón Budapesten, a Nemzeti Befektetési Ügynökség V. kerületi Honvéd utcai székházában 2017. július 25-én. MTI Fotó: Máthé Zoltán

Investments in Hungary fostered by the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) are on course for a new record this year, the foreign minister said on Tuesday, assessing the agency’s work over the past six months.

HIPA facilitated a record 47 investments that created 8,502 jobs in the country in January-June, compared with 71 during the full year of 2016, Péter Szijjártó told a press conference. The volume of these investments during the first half of 2017 totalled 1.3 billion euros, up 3 percent on the same period last year, he said.

Behind this result is the government’s successful new foreign policy strategy to focus on enforcing Hungary’s economic interests, he added.

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