Ilham Aliyev met with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban in Budapest

20 August 2023, 16:40
Ilham Aliyev met with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban in Budapest

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban in Budapest.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban thanked President Ilham Aliyev for accepting the invitation to visit his country.

President Ilham Aliyev congratulated the Prime Minister on the occasion of the public holiday in Hungary.

Noting his visit to Hungary this January, the head of state stressed the importance of fruitful and comprehensive discussions held during the visit and praised the successful implementation of the agreements reached.

President Ilham Aliyev invited the Prime Minister of Hungary to visit Azerbaijan.

The invitation was accepted with gratitude.

During the meeting, they lauded the successful development of energy cooperation between Azerbaijan and Hungary, including in the field of oil and gas, and emphasized the significance of delivering Azerbaijani gas to the Hungarian market. The sides noted Hungary's investment in Azerbaijan in the field of the food industry, and the positive dynamics achieved in cooperation in the areas of the pharmaceutical industry, touched upon the importance of implementation of Baku-Budapest flights through the Hungarian air carrier, and lauded the overall development of bilateral relations.

They described the start of Hungarian companies' activities in the ongoing restoration and construction works carried out in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan as a positive step and underlined more significant opportunities in this area. The sides noted cooperation in science and education, in particular, applauded granting higher education scholarships to Azerbaijani students in Hungary and emphasized cooperation in vocational education in the future.

During the conversation, they also stressed the importance of signing the Agreement on a strategic partnership in the field of green energy between the governments of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary and continuing efforts towards implementing the project to lay an electric cable under the Black Sea. The sides noted the Middle Corridor's significance and the cargo transportation increase.

They praised the two countries’ successful cooperation within the Organization of Turkic States and other international organizations.