Hungarian Foreign Minister calls on PM
Hungary’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó called on Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday, reported 24News HD TV channel.
On the occasion, the PM underlined the importance of developing a strong economic relationship commensurate with friendly bilateral ties between Pakistan and Hungary and the potential of the two countries. He stressed the need for expanding beneficial cooperation in trade, energy, water resource management, food and agriculture, science and technology, and higher education.
During the meeting, views were exchanged on the adverse economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Imran Khan said that Pakistan’s efforts had been aimed at ensuring saving people from dying from the virus and at the same time preventing them from dying from hunger, by stimulating the economy.
On Afghanistan, the Prime Minister reiterated his conviction that there was no military solution to the conflict and that a negotiated political settlement was the only way forward. He underscored the importance of responsible withdrawal and steady progress by the Afghan parties towards a political solution. The Prime Minister added that peace and stability in Afghanistan would yield other significant dividends including enhanced trade and regional connectivity.
Foreign Minister Szijjártó thanked the Prime Minister for receiving him and conveyed greetings from the Hungarian Prime Minister. He also briefed the Prime Minister on his government’s foreign policy and economic priorities. He said that he was accompanied by a high-level business delegation comprising 17 leading businessmen to explore business opportunities in Pakistan, which was a manifestation of growing economic ties with the country.
Meanwhile, Saudi Ambassador Nawaf Bin Saad Al Malaki called on Prime Minister Imran Khan. The duo discussed the issue of mutual interests on the occasion. During the meeting, the prime minister’s visit to Saudi Arabia was discussed.