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Viktor Orban's Gov't seeks to significantly deepen ties with Iran

Magyar Idők, a pro-government propaganda daily, reports that Hungary wants to significantly deepen economic ties with Iran.

According to the print daily, Minister of the National Economy Mihály Varga held a joint press conference with his Irani counterpart in Tehran to announce stronger economic ties between the two countries. Hungary may be an important entry-point into Europe for Iran, Varga said.
Earlier this year, the two countries signed a "declaration of intent" regarding nuclear cooperation in Tehran.
In a statement released on Sunday by the Ministry of the National Economy to Hungary's state-run news wire (MTI), Varga said
•the government of Hungary considers Iran to be significant player in Asia,
•Economic relations should be strengthened in the aftermath of the sanctions imposed against Iran,
•Direct flights should be launched between Tehran and Budapest,
•The Hungarian government is working on strengthening banking relations between the two countries,
•Eximbank, Hungary's state-run import-export bank, has allocated USD 162 million for the strengthening of economic relations with Iran.
Source: Magyar Idok, budapestbeacon.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 December 2017 09:24

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