Budapest (MTI) – A Hungarian delegation travelling with foreign ministry state secretary László Szabó in Brazil has met with the head of a big local meat company and recommended that aircraft maker Embraer set up a maintenance base in Hungary.

Szabó told MTI over the phone on Friday that a meat industry magnate, whose company supplies about 10,000 restaurants in Brazil, could support the import of Hungarian “mangalica” pork to Brazil.

The delegation recommended some 30 Hungarian aircraft parts manufacturers to Embraer and again urged the aircraft maker to set up its central-eastern European maintenance base in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary.

The delegation also met Brazilian deputy foreign minister Sergio Danese and deputy state secretary Fernando Simas Magalhaes to begin preparations for the fourth meeting of the Brazilian-Hungarian economic mixed committee that will be held in Budapest at the end of the year.

Szabó said Brazil is Hungary’s second biggest trading partner in the region after Mexico, with an annual bilateral trade turnover of 500 million euros.

The delegation met members of the local Hungarian community in Sao Paulo and inspected the Olympic preparations in Rio de Janeiro.


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