(2017-04-11) Mr. Szilvester Bus, the Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary called on Syed Tariq Fatemi, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs in his office on 11 April 2017.
The SAPM expressed satisfaction on the overall state of bilateral relations between the two countries. He, however, underscored the need for concerted efforts by both sides to enhance these ties, especially in the fields of trade and economy. The SAPM briefed the Hungarian State Secretary on Pakistan’s gains in the security and counter-terrorism area, as well as in economic growth and strengthening of democratic institutions.
Mr. Szilvester Bus reaffirmed the importance Hungary attaches to its relations with Pakistan and agreed that trade volume between the two countries had great potential for expansion. In this context, he referred to significant investment made by the Hungarian firm ‘MOL’ in Pakistan’s oil and gas sector. Hungary has also increased the number of scholarships for Pakistani students from 80 to 200. Earlier today, Pakistan and Hungary held the fourth round of Bilateral Political Consultations during which the entire spectrum of bilateral relations were discussed.
11 April 2017