CAIRO/BUDAPEST – Egyptian Minister of International Co-operation Rania Mashat held extensive discussions with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjarto on efforts to strengthen joint Egyptian-Hungarian relations, and open horizons on all economic, commercial and investment levels; utilizing the positive relations between both countries.
In a press release, the ministry said that this comes within the framework of the activities of the joint Egyptian-Hungarian Committee for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, held in Budapest.
During the meeting, Mashat emphasized the commitment of the Egyptian state under the leadership of the President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, to strengthen the framework of common relations with friendly and brotherly countries, and expand the areas of cooperation reflecting the efforts and development path between the countries.
She noted that overcoming challenges facing development efforts at the global level will not come without strengthening joint cooperation and creating constructive partnerships that strengthen the path of countries towards achieving sustainable development.
She applauded the Egyptian-Hungarian relations that began in the beginning of the twentieth century, and varied in many areas of cooperation, pointing out to opportunities available to strengthen this cooperation and diversify it in various areas under the efforts made by the Government of Egypt to achieve comprehensive and sustainable development and its efforts towards localizing industry, encouraging investments, and stimulating the participation of the private sector in development.
For his part, the Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister stressed the importance of bilateral relations between Hungary and Egypt and enhanced relations between both countries that took place over the past years and was represented in many aspects of cooperation, especially the agreement to supply about 1,300 train coaches for the Egyptian railways, noting, “we have a lot to do in order to deepen cooperation.”
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