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Visit of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to Hungary, 3 May 2019

Visit of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to Hungary, 3 May 2019

On 3 May 2019 Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited Budapest to further develop our relations with friendly and allied Hungary.

Minister Çavuşoğlu first met with Deputy Speaker Istvan Jakab of Hungary's National Assembly.

Minister Çavuşoğlu stated that we would further strengthen the ties between Turkish and Hungarian peoples by developing inter-parliamentary ties with Hungary.

On the same day, Minister Çavuşoğlu met also with Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto of Hungary.

Minister Çavuşoğlu emphasized that we would increase our bilateral trade volume with Hungary to 6 billion Dollars, that would develop our cooperation in many areas from energy to defense industry and that we would provide necessary support for Turkic Council, where Hungary is an observer, to open an office in Budapest.

After the meeting, the Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation between the Center for Strategic Research of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary were signed.

Minister Çavuşoğlu was also received by Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary.

Minister Çavuşoğlu stated that Turkey would support the inclusion of Gül Baba Tomb, our common cultural heritage, in UNESCO World Heritage List. Minister Çavuşoğlu stressed that our deep-rooted relations with Hungary would be further developed thanks to the 4th High Level Strategic Cooperation meeting, to be chaired by President Erdogan and Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Later that day, Minister Çavuşoğlu met with Turkish citizens living in Hungary.

Minister Çavuşoğlu stated that our citizens living in Hungary made important contributions to the Hungarian society as productive and hardworking individuals and that hundreds of Turkish enterprises established over time were an important source of employment.

Minister Çavuşoğlu emphasized that Turkish investments in Hungary were also increasing year by year.