Berlin (MTI) – The 18th meeting of the Hungarian-Bavarian intergovernmental joint committee took place in Munich on Friday with Hungary’s minister of foreign affairs and trade attending.
Peter Szijjarto told MTI after the meeting that the already deep bonds between Hungary and Bavaria were set to develop further to meet new challenges such as cooperation in R+D and education.
“It is not an exaggeration to say that the more successful Bavarian industry and Bavaria are, the more successful Hungarian industry and Hungary will be,” he said.
In the first eight months of this year, annual bilateral trade increased by 28 percent, including a 37 percent rise in Hungarian sales to Bavaria, he said.
The two sides agreed to continue financing the Andrassy Gyula German-Language University in Budapest. They also agreed on integrating the Hungarian Institute of Regensburg into the local university.
The Hungarian and Bavarian negotiators agreed that the EU’s strategy for the Danube region approved during Hungary’s EU presidency in 2011 should be “activated” in both economic and cultural terms.
Szijjarto held talks with Bavarian Economy Minister Ilse Aigner and chief executives of the car manufacturer BMW.
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