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Foreign Minister Siyarto: Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, ready to proceed with cooperation

Hungary and Kyrgyzstan recently raised their partnership into a strategic partnership and made the necessary decisions to further advance the relationship, Foreign Minister Peter Sijart said in Bishkek on Tuesday.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Central Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world and remains a major destination for Hungary’s aspirations for foreign trade, Kyrgyz counterpart Jeenbek Kulubayev. Said at a joint press conference with.

The Hungarian Kyrgyz Development Fund has recently begun operations, Szijjártó said, adding that the Hungarian government has donated 5 billion forint (€ 13.2 million) to support investment by Hungarian companies in Kyrgyzstan. As preparations for the first project are underway, Szijjarto said Hungary and Kirgistan are in high-level talks on the construction of hydroelectric power plants, the delivery of live animals, the export of ATMs, the construction of irrigation and sewerage systems. .. Mr. Siyarto said the foundation for such investment was solid, with bilateral trade sales up 47% last year to over $ 12 million.

Regarding the war in Ukraine, Szijjártó said the conflict also affected relations between Hungary and Kyrgyzstan, saying that a direct air route between Budapest and Bishkek had not yet been established due to the crisis.

Seejarto emphasized the importance of preventing security threats in Central Asia, preventing Afghanistan from becoming a source of immigrant waves, successfully fighting terrorism, and stopping the spread of extremist ideology. ..

Seejarto urged the European Union to strengthen its support for Kyrgyzstan’s efforts in this area and urged Brock to sign a cooperation agreement with Kyrgyzstan as soon as possible. He also said the EU should double its financial support for border security activities in Central Asian countries.

Kurvaev said:

Kyrgyzstan and Hungary will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2022. Both countries have come a long way since 1992. He emphasized the importance of strengthening cooperation in several areas.

At the second meeting of the Hungarian-Kyrgyz Strategic Council, the parties signed a cultural cooperation agreement and agreed on a schedule for bilateral cooperation from 2022 to 2025.

Earlier that day, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov graced Sijart with the Order of Friendship in recognition of his efforts to advance bilateral relations.

As I wrote today MOL plans to develop a large gas field in Kazakhstan, says Szijjártó of Nur-Sultan.

Source: MTI

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