- 27 Jan 2020 8:59 AM
- Hungary Matters
Speaking at the inauguration, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said the past ten years have proven the government’s “opening to the East” strategy to be a successful one.
The role of eastern companies has been growing steadily in the world economy, Szijjártó noted. While in 2007, 81% of the world’s investments were undertaken using Western money, the share of Eastern companies in investments has grown to 58% by 2018, he said. Hungary saw a record breaking year in investments in 2019, with 60% of investment value coming from the East, Szijjártó said.
Economic ties between India and Hungary are “active”, with 40 large Indian companies employing over 10,000 Hungarians, he said. Bilateral trade exceeded 600 million dollars in the first ten months of 2019, he added.
TCS’s investments boost the Hungarian services industry which currently has 55,000 employees, Szijjártó said. TCS executive director N. Ganapathy Subramaniam said the expansion will further boost the company’s AI and automatisation sectors.
MTI Photo: Soós Lajos