Budapest, 2019. május 2.
Szijjártó Péter külgazdasági és külügyminiszter (j) fogadja Csingiz Ajdarbekov kirgiz külügyminisztert a Külgazdasági és Külügyminisztériumban 2019. május 2-án.
Central Europe has a clear interest in good ties between East and West, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday after receiving his Kyrgyz counterpart.
Good ties embrace the opportunity for meaningful dialogue and a mutually beneficial Eurasian economic cooperation, Szijjártó added, speaking at a press conference.
Szijjártó said Hungarian economic interests were clearly identifiable in Kyrgyzstan. Pharmaceuticals account for 90 percent of Hungarian exports worth over 10 million US dollars, while water technology also provides an area of opportunity for Hungarian businesses.
A 30 million dollar Eximbank credit line has been opened to provide financial support for bilateral business cooperation. Also talks on an investment protection agreement and a pact on avoiding double taxation are ongoing, he added.
Hungary backs Kyrgyzstan’s application to the UN Security Council, he said, underscoring the important role played by Kyrgyzstan in the fight against terrorism.
Chingiz Aidarbekov praised bilateral ties and welcomed Hungary’s observer status in the Turkic Council. Kyrgyzstan, he added, had quality organic products to offer Hungary’s market. He also pointed to the deepening of cultural relations.