Budapest, July 10 (MTI) – House Speaker Laszlo Kover met his South Korean counterpart Chung Ui-hwa for talks in the Hungarian Parliament on Friday.

Bilateral relations have become stronger and more intensive between the two countries in all areas in the recent past despite their geographical distance, Kover told reporters after the meeting.

Hungary and South Korea have built strong relations in economy, trade and science and have good potential in developing cooperation in culture and education, he said.

South Korean businesses have invested 2.2 bilion dollars in Hungary so far creating 23,000 jobs, Kover noted, adding that the number of South Korean tourists visiting Hungary has been growing steadily over the past years.

Hungary will offer grants to 100 South Korean students to study at universities here under the Stipendium Hungaricum scheme, he said.

Chung Ui-hwa said his visit serves to pave the way to strengthening bilateral relations over the next 25 years.

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