PM Orbán, Chinese President Discuss Ties

  • 6 Nov 2018 7:42 AM
  • Hungary Matters
PM Orbán, Chinese President Discuss Ties
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed their countries’ relations in Shanghai.

Meeting on the sidelines of the Chinese International Import Expo (CIIE), the two politicians praised the deepening cooperation between the two countries in several fields over the past years with the Hungarian prime minister highlighting an unprecedented boost in bilateral relations over the past decade, Orbán’s press chief Bertalan Havasi told MTI.

Xi noted that Hungary had been among the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with China, the 70th anniversary of which would be celebrated next year. Hungary will duly commemorate the anniversary with preparations already under way, the Hungarian prime minister said.

The Chinese president commended Hungary for its stability and progress made over the past years. He invited the prime minister to attend a high-level forum Beijing will host as part of China’s Belt and Road initiative next year.

Among ongoing bilateral investment projects they agreed to further promote the upgrade of the Budapest-Belgrade railway line.

MTI Photo: Szecsődi Balázs

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