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The next meeting of the Turkey-Hungary Strategic Cooperation Council will be held in Istanbul in November, with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Tuesday.

Szijjártó said on Facebook after a meeting with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Warsaw that cooperation between the two countries had become a success story, with “trade turnover up by 40 percent this year, likely to reach 4 billion dollars by the end of the year.” “More than 1,800 people have applied for some 150 scholarships available for Turkish students in Hungary,” he added.

“We will join forces with Turkey to ensure that people get vaccinated even in the poorest parts of the world and we will therefore together donate 300,000 doses of vaccine to Africa,” he said.

Orbán: Turkey 'Strategic Partner' Every Hungarian Should Respect
Orbán: Turkey 'Strategic Partner' Every Hungarian Should Respect

Turkey is Hungary’s strategic partner when it comes to security and the issue of migration, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said after talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Budapest on Thursday. Hungary’s foreign policy thinking starts from the premise that migrants heading for Europe cannot be halted without Turkey’s involvement, Orbán told a joint […]Continue reading

Thanks to the modernisation of the Turkish gas pipeline network, Hungary’s gas supplies are secure from the south since last week, he added.

“We were also in agreement that encouraging Afghans to leave their country is extremely irresponsible and dangerous,” Szijjártó said. “It could result in further, more serious migratory waves which we must prevent by all means,” he added.

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