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Foreign minister meets with 33 counterparts, signs 12 agreements during UN general assembly

Foreign minister meets with 33 counterparts, signs 12 agreements during UN general assembly

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó met with 33 of his counterparts and signed twelve interstate agreements during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Speaking to MTI on Sunday in Hanoi, where he arrived with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his delegation for an official visit, Szijjártó said Hungary had established diplomatic relations with Palau, where a school named after Cardinal József Mindszenty operates. An investment protection agreement was reached with Tajikistan, where Hungarian companies in the water management and pharmaceutical sectors have shown serious interest, he added.

An agreement on establishing an exchange programme for experts between Kyrgyzstan’s diplomacy academy and Hungary’s Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade was signed, and Hungary agreed to cooperate with Bosnia and Herzegovina in the area of tourism.

Hungary and Moldova will undertake joint disaster training and agreed to offer each other disaster assistance, while a diplomat exchange programme was established with Laos.

Agreements were also signed on scholarships to study in Hungary for 75 Ecuadorian, 35 Filipino and 50 Lebanese students a year, Szijjártó said.

Featured image: MTI – Péter Szijjártó with the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, María Fernanda Espinosa 

Source: MTI

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