FM: Turkmenistan, Hungary to ink two agreements in civil aviation, road transportation (Exclusive)

FM: Turkmenistan, Hungary to ink two agreements in civil aviation, road transportation (Exclusive)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 21

By Leman Zeynalova Trend:

Turkmenistan and Hungary will sign ink two agreements in civil aviation and road transportation, Minister of Foreign Affairs and foreign trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó said in an exclusive interview with Trend.

“We are currently working on drafts of two agreements in the field of civil aviation and road transportation, which will be stimulating the connectivity of two countries,” he said.

Szijjártó noted that the two sides will continue negotiation of the issue of water management. “The Hungarian technologies in this field are recognized as cutting edge and proved themselves on the internationally level.”

“We know that water supply takes an important place in the policy of Turkmen state. We will continue supporting efficient activity of your country in this direction, including in terms of improvement of irrigation systems and management of water resources,” said the minister.

Szijjártó pointed out that Hungary considers Central Asia, and especially Turkmenistan as a very important country of the region from the viewpoint of the European security.

“At the meeting with the Turkmen leader, we have also discussed the cooperation in the field of energy.We are looking forward that gas resources of Turkmenistan will feed the common energy flow of Central Europe.

We have also discussed economic cooperation, one of the forms of which, is manufacturing of pharmaceutical products, where Hungarian state-owned pharmaceutical companies are working productively and one of the largest firms in the European market,” he added.

The minister said the sides also considered the issues of regional policy.

“We respect a lot the role of Turkmenistan in strengthening of regional stability and security.We welcome the activities of Turkmenistan regarding the fighting terrorism and extremist ideologies.

Contribution of Turkmenistan to stabilization of the situation in Afghanistan deserves special recognition.We have considered them at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, where we had fruitful and effective dialogue.

For example, we discussed in details such regional initiatives, like Council of Turkic-speaking countries, where Hungary is observer.The “One belt, one road” initiative, where Hungary is an integrated partner,” he said.

Szijjártó noted that of course, the possibilities of enhancing bilateral economic cooperation were in the focus of attention.

“Hungary established credit line in amount of 46 million US dollars in one of the Hungarian banks to finance direct commercial ties and projects,” he added.


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