The economies of Central Asian countries are developing at a fast rate and reaping the rewards of this boom is in Hungary’s interest, Peter Szijjarto, the foreign minister, said on Tuesday.
Countries in the region have been investing in tourism as highly attractive destinations, but they are also promoting visits by their own citizens to Europe, Szijjarto told public media, noting that Hungary has signed a tourism cooperation agreement with Kyrgyzstan.
In the context of EU cooperation, Szijjarto said that Hungary supports the renewal of the bloc’s 1990 agreement with Kyrgyzstan and also backs increasing its 184 million euro financial framework in order to preserve its stability.
Szijjarto also noted the 65 million dollar credit line Hungary has opened to promote cooperation between the two countries’ businesses as well as a deal on increasing the number of scholarships for Kyrgyz students studying in Hungarian universities from the current 25 to 75.
Source and photo: MTI