Morocco-Hungary ties are developing well in the areas of trade, the economy, tourism, education and culture, Speaker of Parliament László Kövér said after talks with his counterpart Habib el-Malki during his visit to Morocco.
Kövér told MTI late on Monday that ties have been boosted thanks to a new direct flight between the two countries.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Hungary-Morocco diplomacy and the two parliaments have just signed a cooperation pact,
he said, adding that this year the president of the upper house and members of the Hungarian-Moroccan friendship committee are scheduled to visit Hungary.
Kövér noted that his counterpart expressed interest in the Visegrad Group and said he would further consolidate his interest with Slovak, Czech and Polish partners at the June meeting of speakers.
Morocco was considered as “a true friend of Hungary” and a key partner in north Africa and the Arab region.
Habib el-Malki called for farm cooperation to be strengthened and said water management was an important factor in bilateral relations.
Morocco will be guest of honour at the National Agricultural and Food Industry Exhibition in Budapest this autumn.
Kövér also met Prime Minister Saad-Eddine el-Othmani, and they discussed boosting economic and trade relations and ways to tap opportunities in cultural and tourism ties.
The Hungarian speaker also suggested Moroccan businesspeople should visit Hungary, and the prime minister agreed.
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