Tokyo (MTI) – Hungarian Parliamentary Speaker László Kövér held talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as well as with Tadamori Oshima, the speaker of the lower house of the Japanese parliament, the Hungarian parliament’s press chief said on Friday.

japan-hungary-4At the talks the sides reviewed Hungarian-Japanese political, economic, educational and cultural relations and discussed the possibilities of strengthening cooperation between the two countries’ parliaments, Zoltán Szilágyi told MTI.

Kövér told his partners that Japan is a highly important strategic partner for Hungary and developing bilateral relations was in Hungary’s interest. Fostering EU-Japan ties is equally important for Hungary, he said.

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The Japanese prime minister briefed the Hungarian house speaker about his recent official visit to several countries in Europe with the aim to prepare a G7 summit in Japan.

Kövér extended to Shinzo Abe the Hungarian prime minister’s invitation to pay an official visit to Hungary.

Heading a delegation, the Hungarian house speaker is on an official visit in South Korea and Japan this week.

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Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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