Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrived in Shanghai on Sunday to attend a major import expo. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has opened a Hungarian trade house in Shanghai on Sunday, stressing that China provides a great market for high-quality Hungarian goods and services.
On Monday, Orban is scheduled to address a plenary session of an international business forum taking place at the venue of the China International Import Expo (CIIE). He will then inspect the expo’s top pavilions together with China’s President Xi Jinping and other delegation leaders. Orban and Xi are also scheduled to sit down for bilateral talks on Monday.
On Tuesday, the prime minister will open Hungary’s pavilion at the CIIE, after which he will hold talks with Chinese business leaders. Orban is accompanied on his trip by Peter Szijjarto, the foreign affairs and trade minister, Innovation and Technology Minister Laszlo Palkovics and Istvan Nagy, the farm minister.
More than 130 countries and regions are set to attend the CIIE which opens on Nov. 5 and runs until Nov. 10. Some 2,800 companies will be present at the expo. Hungary is one of the guests of honour at the event alongside Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. Organisers expect to draw more than 80,000 companies as buyers and some 300,000 visitors.
Source and photo: MTI