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Panamaváros, 2019. április 10. A Külgazdasági és Külügyminisztérium által közreadott képen Szijjártó Péter külgazdasági és külügyminiszter (j) és Juan Carlos Varela elnök találkozója Panamavárosban 2019. április 10-én. MTI/Mitko Sztojcsev

Hungary will open a diplomatic mission to handle trade and consular affairs in Panama, the foreign minister said on Wednesday, ahead of talks in Panama City.

Péter Szijjártó told MTI by phone that he will meet with President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez, Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado and Trade and Industry Minister Nestor Gonzalez. A meeting is also scheduled with Archbishop Jose Domingo Ulloa Mendieta.

The foreign minister said he will sign with his partners a higher education cooperation agreement on grants for Panamanian students to study at Hungarian universities.

It is important for Hungary to set up a bridgehead in Panama, a country which is important from a strategic, security, trade and transportation point of view due to its location along the Panama Canal, Szijjártó said.

To promote bilateral economic cooperation, the government has opened a 160 million dollar credit line with Eximbank to support Hungarian businesses’ investments in Panama,

he said, noting prospective cooperation primarily in water management.

As we wrote yesterday, Hungary’s Eximbank signed an agreement with Latin American development bank Bancomext of Mexico on supporting Hungarian corporate investments in Mexico, read more HERE.

Source: MTI

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