Hungary Looks East Following NATO Summit

  • 13 Dec 2016 6:32 AM
Hungary Looks East Following NATO Summit
Hungary is to hold high-level bilateral talks with Turkey in April, Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó told state news agency MTI on Wednesday, day two of a two day NATO summit in Brussels.

He said the talks would take place in Ankara and will involve the participation of the countries’ prime ministers, who are expected to sign agreements promoting the spread of scientific education, facilitating the reclamation of value-added tax, and promoting cooperation between libraries and archives.

Also on Wednesday, the Budapest city assembly approved a sister city agreement with Minsk, the capital of Belarus. According to the preamble, the Hungarian government began in 2014 to develop and deepen diplomatic and economic connections with the Republic of Belarus, and recommended that Budapest expand the circle of cooperation to include Minsk as a way of promoting economic, touristic, and cultural cooperation between the two countries.

The agreement extends to city management, public service, and the development and operation of sports facilities, reports

Source: The Budapest Beacon

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