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Hungary’s Minister for International Affairs and Commerce Péter Szijjártó calls on Prime Minister Imran Khan, in Islamabad, on April 30, 2021. — PID
  • Hungary’s Minister for International Affairs and Commerce Péter Szijjártó meets PM Imran Khan, FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
  • Either side talk about cooperation in varied fields; signal agreements in fields of dairy, prescription drugs and cyber safety.
  • The Hungarian authorities “has announced an exclusive credit-line of $84 million for Hungarian companies to do business with Pakistan”, says International Workplace.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday underlined the significance of creating a robust financial relationship together with pleasant bilateral ties between Pakistan and Hungary and the potential of the 2 international locations.

The prime minister expressed these views throughout a gathering with Hungary’s Minister for International Affairs and Commerce Péter Szijjártó, who known as on him within the capital.

Throughout his assembly with the international dignitary, the premier burdened the necessity for increasing helpful cooperation between the international locations in commerce, power, water useful resource administration, meals and agriculture, science and know-how, and better schooling.

He additionally impressed upon the Hungarian enterprise neighborhood to make the most of the enterprise pleasant local weather of Pakistan and convey additional funding into the nation.

Views have been exchanged on the antagonistic financial affect of COVID-19 pandemic.

The prime minister appreciated the Hungarian authorities’s efforts in vaccinating its inhabitants.

He underlined that Pakistan’s efforts have been aimed toward guaranteeing saving folks from dying from the virus, and on the similar time stopping them from dying from starvation, by stimulating the economic system.

On Afghanistan, the prime minister reiterated his conviction that there was no navy answer to the battle and {that a} negotiated political settlement was the one means ahead.

He underscored the significance of accountable withdrawal and regular progress by the Afghan events in direction of a political answer.

The prime minister added that peace and stability in Afghanistan would yield different vital dividends together with enhanced commerce and regional connectivity.

International Minister Szijjártó thanked the prime minister for receiving him and conveyed greetings from the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

He additionally briefed the prime minister on his authorities’s international coverage and financial priorities.

International Minister Szijjártó highlighted that he was accompanied by a high-level enterprise delegation comprising 17 main businessmen to discover enterprise alternatives in Pakistan, which was a manifestation of rising financial ties with the nation.

The prime minister renewed his invitation to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to undertake a go to to Pakistan, whereas International Minister Szijjártó prolonged an invite to the prime minister to go to Hungary.

Qureshi meets Hungarian counterpart

Previous to the go to with the prime minister, International Minister Szijjártó met his Pakistani counterpart, International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, with the 2 holding a gathering on a variety of points.

In accordance with an announcement by the International Workplace, the international ministers “reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and explored ways to deepen existing cooperation across diverse areas such as trade, economic, agriculture research, food industry, aviation, energy, water resource management, science & technology, and higher education”.

It was agreed to work collectively to forge a robust bilateral financial partnership.

Afghan peace

International Minister Qureshi apprised International Minister Szijjártó of Pakistan’s steadfast assist for a peaceable and steady Afghanistan and constructive contributions to the Afghan peace course of.

Qureshi underlined the significance of discount in violence resulting in ceasefire, the International Workplace stated, including that he additionally underlined the crucial of accountable withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and continued engagement of the worldwide neighborhood to assist Afghanistan’s reconstruction and financial growth.

“The foreign minister stressed that the Afghan stakeholders must seize this historic opportunity and engage constructively to work out an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political solution, through an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led process,” learn the assertion.

Kashmir scenario

Qureshi, in his dialog along with his Hungarian counterpart, additionally highlighted the intense human rights scenario in India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He added that the current reaffirmation of ceasefire understanding on the Line of Management (LoC) was according to Pakistan’s constant place on sustaining regional peace and safety.

In accordance with the International Workplace, the international minister burdened that “the onus was on India to create an enabling environment for dialogue”. He additionally talked about that as a gesture of solidarity with the folks of India within the wake of the present wave of COVID-19, Pakistan had supplied to supply reduction assist to India.

Signing of enterprise agreements

Earlier, the 2 international ministers collectively addressed the Pakistan-Hungary Financial Diplomacy occasion and inspired enterprise neighborhood of each international locations to boost mutual collaboration.

International Minister Qureshi highlighted Pakistan’s financial safety paradigm and underlined the shifting focus from geo-politics to geo-economics. He invited Hungarian corporations to make the most of the enterprise pleasant atmosphere in Pakistan.

The 2 international ministers witnessed signing of enterprise agreements between Pakistani and Hungarian corporations within the fields of dairy, prescription drugs and cyber safety.

In accordance with the International Workplace, the Hungarian authorities “has announced an exclusive credit-line of $84 million for Hungarian companies to do business with Pakistan”.

“A loan facility of $50 million for projects in fisheries and food processing was announced by the Hungarian government. The two sides will also work towards establishing direct air links,” learn the assertion.

Scholarships

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation inside the Framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme 2020-22 was additionally signed between the 2 sides, beneath which the Hungarian authorities will present 200 scholarships yearly to Pakistani college students to check in Hungary.

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