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Kazakhstan, Hungary increase the number of joint university grants


Astana hosted the meeting of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Peter Szijjarto.

As Kairat Abdrakhmanov said during the meeting, the parties managed to increase the number of joint educational grants. Priority direction of our cooperation is education. The protocol signed in March of this year allowed increasing the number of joint grants for education in universities of our countries from 45 to 200. And we are grateful to the Hungarian side for this conclusion. We pay special attention to the need to use the potential of the Kazakh-Hungarian intergovernmental commission for economic cooperation, the Kazakh-Hungarian business council and the Hungarian trading house in our capital, � the Kazakh Foreign Minister said.

In turn, Peter Szijjarto emphasized his country’s desire to establish cooperation in the Central Asian region. “The main reason for my visit is that from July 1, Hungary will preside in the Central Eastern Union, which has Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland as members. In the following year, we would like to establish very close cooperation between central Europe and central Asia, � he said.

We believe that such cooperation will benefit both regions – if there is closer cooperation between central Europe and Central Asia,” – he continued, – “Hungary is especially relevant to those countries that believe that Europe will be able to regain its competitiveness only if the western and eastern part of the continent cooperate closely.

Hungary is Kazakhstan’s important trade and economic partner. The two countries maintain cooperation through the Kazakh-Hungarian Strategic Council, the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation, the Business Council, and the Kazakh-Hungarian Joint Direct Investment Fund.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan