Budapest (MTI) – The Hungarian house speaker discussed enhancing bilateral ties with Mexico at talks with that country’s parliamentary leaders and members in Mexico City and addressed a commemoration, his press chief said on Friday.
László Kövér held talks with Senate President Pablo Escudero Morales and Chamber of Deputies President Javier Bolanos Aguilar on Thursday, the first day of his official visit to Mexico, Zoltán Szilágyi told MTI.
He also met members of the Mexican Senate’s committees and attended the founding session of the lower house’s Mexico-Hungary Friendship Chapter.
Kövér agreed with his partners that Hungary and Mexico would boost dialogue between their countries’ parliaments and relations between their committees.
They agreed that they would also help boost the two countries’ economic partnership, Kövér said, adding that in a bid to also promote educational relations, Hungary would offer state scholarships to 40 Mexican students under its Stipendium Hungaricum scheme.
The sides also discussed the global issue of migration that affects, although in different ways, both Mexico and central Europe. They agreed that the two regions must apply the same principles in tackling the issue, namely that migration must be legal, peaceful and controlled. They also highlighted the importance of efforts towards eliminating the cause of migration where they arise.Members of the Mexican Senate’s committees
Kövér later addressed a formal session of the senate commemorating the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Mexican constitution, highlighting its progressive concept as unparalleled in that age.