Upon his arrival in Budapest, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán expressed his sincere gratitude to our President for his personal participation in the events marking Hungary’s national holiday, St. Stephen’s Day, and at the men’s final of the World Athletics Championships, which are being held in the Hungarian capital these days.
In turn, the Uzbek Leader cordially congratulated the Head of Government and the friendly people of Hungary on the occasion of the national holiday. It was particularly noted that the holding of the World Championship in Budapest testifies to the great traditions and high sporting achievements of this country in recent years.
The issues of further strengthening of the Uzbek-Hungarian strategic partnership and building up multifaceted cooperation were considered.
The progressive dynamics of the development of practical interaction in all areas was noted with great satisfaction. The top-level agreements are being effectively implemented, and fruitful contacts have been established at the level of parliaments, governments, agencies, and regional administrations.
The volume of mutual trade is growing, and cooperation between leading enterprises in various sectors of the economy is intensifying.
The entry of the Hungarian OTP Bank into the banking and financial market of Uzbekistan has been recognized as a strategic project and an important signal for European business.
In addition, such large Hungarian companies as Bonapharm, Gedeon Richter, Meditop, Wizz Air, and others are actively involved in projects of trade, economic and investment cooperation with Uzbekistan.
The importance of further promoting joint programs in the cultural and humanitarian spheres was emphasized.
The launch of direct flights between Tashkent and Budapest from August 20 this year was marked as a significant event contributing to the intensification of business ties and an increase in tourist flows.
There was an in-depth exchange of views on the regional agenda, including in the framework of the Organization of Turkic States, took place.
It was agreed to continue close and constructive cooperation within the UN and other international platforms.