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Posted On: 22 January 2009 07:49 am
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Hungarian PM arrives

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Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany arrived here yesterday on a two-day official visit. During the visit, an agreement on the energy sector will be signed on the sidelines of the prime minister’s meetings with a number of dignitaries, said the Hungary embassy in Qatar. “The prime minister’s visit endeavours to enhance mutual relations and cooperation between Hungary and Qatar. He is scheduled to meet the Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and hold bilateral discussions,” Zabo Laszolo Hungarian ambassador to Qatar, told The Peninsula yesterday. The Emir made an official visit to Hungary in 2002 and Gyurcsany is the first Hungarian prime minister to visit Qatar, Laszolo said. Hungary closely follows all developments in the areas of the economy, politics, education, science and social activity in Qatar. Hungary is seeking closer economic and trade relations with Qatar, with special attention to industrial planning in Qatar. It’s also looking for Qatari investment in Hungary, including by small and medium enterprises. The country is also strengthening co-operation in the field of energy and related activities. “Hungary is looking to evaluate the achievements in bilateral ties and to discuss those areas and directions that can give further impetus into the relationship with Qatar. A joint agreement on the energy sector between Qatar and Hungary will be signed,” Laszolo said. Subsequent to the Euro-Atlantic integration, Hungary aims at extending the horizon of its foreign political activities to the regions and countries outside Europe. The Gulf region constitutes a significant area of co-operation both in bilateral terms and within the framework of the EU-GCC ties.