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Hungary agriculture minister praises intensifying ties with China

Hungary agriculture minister praises intensifying ties with China

The agriculture minister praised intensifying Hungarian-Chinese ties after meeting his Chinese counterpart at an agricultural and food fair in Gornja Radgona, in north-eastern Slovenia, on Saturday.

Sándor Fazekas held bilateral talks with Han Changfu on the sidelines of the AGRA international expo whose guest of honour is China this year.

Hungary strives to become a logistics hub for trade between the central European region and China and has implemented investment projects with the aim to achieve that goal, Fazekas told MTI.

He noted that Hungary’s agricultural exports to China had grown eightfold over the past six years to amount to 67 million euros a year.

From among the central and eastern European countries, Hungary has got licences for the exportation of the broadest range of product groups to China, the minister said.

China has become Hungary’s tenth biggest trading partner over the past few years, with Hungarian exports exceeding 500 billion forints (EUR 1.65bn).

Fazekas said developing e-commerce relations was in both countries’ interest.

Source: MTI

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