Panama City, February 9 (MTI) – Speaker of Parliament László Kövér has visited Panama, the second leg of his tour to Central and South America, parliament’s press chief told MTI.
The first Hungarian house speaker to visit Panama, Kövér held talks with Vice-President and Foreign Minister Isabel Saint Malo and his Panamanian counterpart Ruben De Leon Sanchez on boosting bilateral relations and inter-parliamentary ties.
In line with its policy of opening to the south, the Hungarian government strives for close relations with one of the region’s “most stable and most dynamically developing” countries, Kövér said.
Last year saw a nearly two-fold increase in bilateral trade turnover, he said, adding that Hungary had offered scholarships to Panamanian students.
Ruben De Leon Sanchez accepted Kövér’s invitation for a visit to Hungary.