Foreign ministers Peter Szijjarto of Hungary and Marcelo Ebrard of Mexico have signed an agreement on cooperation in education and space research, Hungary’s embassy in Mexico City told MTI on Friday.
Holding talks on the sidelines of the 77th UN General Assembly session, the two ministers agreed that Hungary would grant forty scholarships a year to young Mexicans who wish to study at Hungarian institutions. They also agreed that the two countries would cooperate in “peaceful space research” by exchanging information and participating in joint technology projects.
Hungarian universities to cooperate on sustainability
Fourteen Hungarian universities have signed a framework agreement on forming a sustainability platform to promote environmental protection.
Anikó Raisz, state secretary for environmental protection and the circular economy, praised the initiative as an excellent example of meeting global challenges at local level. She expressed hope that the number of signatories would soon exceed 60 and that their joint work would yield results even in the short term. Economic growth should go hand in hand with environmental protection, and neither of them should go to the detriment to the other, she said.
The Hungarian government has demonstrated its commitment to environmental protection several times, Raisz said. Balázs Hankó, deputy state secretary for higher education, said the energy crisis and the drought have once again underlined that priority should be given to the protection of the global environment, adding that universities had a major role to play in this.
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