Prime Minister Viktor Orbán discussed Hungarian-Mongolian economic and cultural cooperation with Khaltmaa Battulga, president of Mongolia, the prime minister’s press chief said on Tuesday.
At their talks in Parliament, Orban briefed his partner about current European political issues, Bertalan Havasi said.
The two leaders agreed that strengthening partnerships in the areas of information technology, water management, the food industry and animal health could boost bilateral economic cooperation.
They also voiced their support for the use of tied aid for developments, Havasi added.
Orban and Battulga also discussed the importance of sports and athlete development.
The Mongolian president is in Budapest for the World Judo Championships.
The Mongolian government is working towards securing strategic cooperation with the European Union, an endeavour that Hungary champions, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Tuesday after talks with Purevsuren Lundeg, foreign policy advisor to the president of Mongolia.
Hungarian-Mongolian economic ties go back several decades and are expected to develop further in the areas of water management, animal health and information technology in particular, a statement by the ministry said.
Mongolia is positioned between two large countries and its government is making efforts to develop strategic cooperation with the EU under the arrangements of its “third neighbour policy”.