On a one-day visit to Bangladesh, Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto spends a busy day
Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said Hungary would open a consulate in Bangladesh to facilitate visa and immigration process for the Bangladeshis.
He also assured support to Bangladesh on Rohingya refugee issue and their safe repatriation to Myanmar while talking to Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen Thursday on his one-day official visit to Bangladesh.
The Hungarian minister led a 14-member delegation during the visit.
During the meeting, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen urged his Hungarian counterpart to encourage Hungarian investors and entrepreneurs to invest in various Bangladeshi sectors.
Dr Momen also thanked his counterpart for the voluntary services provided by Hungarian doctors every year in Bangladesh with surgery and consultation.
The Bangladesh foreign minister particularly mentioned the surgery of the conjoined twins Rabeya and Rokeya jointly by Bangladeshi and Hungarian doctors.
Mentioning the availability of a large pool of skilled and semi-skilled professionals and workers in Bangladesh, Dr Momen proposed the Hungarian side for recruitments from Bangladesh.
At the meeting at state guest house Padma, the two foreign ministers signed two deals on behalf of their respective countries.
Those are Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of diplomatic training and the exchange of information and documentation between the two foreign ministries, and a joint communiqué on the outcome of the bilateral meeting.
Earlier in the morning, Peter Szijjarto began his programmes by visiting the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum in Dhaka's Dhanmondi. Then he met Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi at the latter's office.
The two ministers discussed bilateral trade, commerce and investment. The Hungarian foreign minister told Tipu Munshi that many businessmen and investors of his country were interested in investing in Bangladesh.
Emphasising formation of a join trade commission, he added that his country was keen to invest in agro-food processing, pure water treatment and pharmaceuticals on the special economic zones of Bangladesh.
Later in the day, Szijjarto gave an interview to BTV (Bangladesh Television) followed by a lunch hosted by Foreign Minister Dr Abdul Momen. Szijjarto departed Dhaka in the evening.