Buenos Aires, May 29 (MTI) – Hungarian Parliamentary Speaker Laszlo Kover held talks with Argentine Vice-President and President of the Senate Amado Boudou and other high-ranking officials in Buenos Aires, parliament’s press chief said on Friday.
Kover said the aim of his visit was to give “new momentum” to bilateral relations with Argentina through parliamentary diplomacy, as part of Hungary’s southern opening strategy.
Kover invited Boudou to the second Hungary-Latin America business forum to be held in Budapest in October this year. The speaker proposed a meeting of the foreign affairs and other committees of the two countries’ parliaments to discuss relevant global issues such as environmental protection and energy and water management. Kover also proposed that the two countries’ delegations should meet during international conferences.
He said ethnic Hungarians living in Argentina were key players in bilateral relations.
During the talks Kover touched upon the Hungarian government’s initiative to boost cooperation in higher education, and said Hungary will offer 25 scholarships to Argentine students.
Boudou said he was convinced that Kover’s visit will advance parliamentary relations between the two countries.
Kover also met members of the Hungarian friendship group of the Chamber of Deputies and the heads of the foreign affairs and legal committees of the lower house.