The Hungarian government fully backs the project to upgrade the Budapest-Belgrade rail line, Zsolt Semjen, the deputy prime minister, said at a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Liu Yandong.
Semjen said the upgrade was an outstanding example of economic cooperation between Hungary and China and would benefit central Europe as a whole, the PM’s press chief, Bertalan Havasi, said in a statement on Tuesday. According to Xinhua, Semjen was accompanied by Deputy Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament Janos Latorcai.
The officials also discussed the possibility of launching new direct flights between Hungary and China with a view to further developing tourism, and they reviewed opportunities to expand trade and investment ties.
Semjen spoke highly of bilateral relationship and pledged to further strengthen exchanges and pragmatic cooperation, while Latorcai vowed to deepen parliamentary exchanges and cooperation between the two countries.
Calling the current ties between China and Hungary “at their best in history,” Liu said that China has full confidence in the future development of the bilateral relationship and stands ready to expand all-round exchanges and pragmatic cooperation to further boost ties.
Semjen is on an official visit to China from February 3 until 9.