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10 Feb 2017

Belarusian-Hungarian relations discussed in Budapest

MINSK, 10 February (BelTA) – Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko visited Hungary on 9-10 February to discuss the development of the Belarusian-Hungarian relations, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the meeting with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto the parties exchanged congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and discussed regional cooperation, Belarus-EU dialogue, the prospects for further development of bilateral relations

The entire range of bilateral Belarusian-Hungarian cooperation was discussed during the talks with Deputy State Secretary Zsolt Csutora. Particular attention was paid to the development of political dialogue, trade and economic relations, interaction between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, including the current ministerial program of cooperation for 2016-2017.

Oleg Kravchenko also met with Levente Benko, Deputy State Secretary at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to review the status and prospects of the Belarus-EU dialogue, ways to strengthen security and stability in the European region, and the possibility of aligning the priorities of Belarus’ chairmanship of the Central European Initiative and Hungary’s presidency of the Visegrad Group.

The Belarusian diplomat also met with Istvan Lepsenyi, Minister of State for Economic Development and Regulation, to discuss bilateral economic projects in such promising fields as banking, mechanical engineering, agriculture, construction, and pharmaceutical industry.

Oleg Kravchenko had a meeting with Zsolt Nemeth, Chairman of the Hungarian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. The parties considered prospects for the bilateral inter-parliamentary dialogue and the cooperation between Belarusian and Hungarian MPs in multilateral forums, including the parliamentary dimension of the Central European Initiative.

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