Hungary and Uzbekistan signed a declaration on strategic partnership
Orbán noted that Hungary’s trade turnover with Turkic Council member states increased by 3 percent last year while global trade plummeted by 9 percent. Further,
five thousand young people from the Turkic countries applied for Hungarian universities and colleges this year,
Orbán confirmed Hungary’s intention to join the Turkic investment fund and contribute central funds to it so as to create a financial background to development projects.
He noted that Hungary had been the only EU member state pragmatic enough to use eastern vaccines in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, adding that all the other EU member states were motivated by ideological considerations when they rejected the Chinese and Russian vaccines.