Iran, Hungary underscore expansion of ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian met his Hungarian counterpart on Wednesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Amirabdollahian and Péter Szijjártó discussed bilateral and international issues, including economic relations, educational cooperation, and the situation in Afghanistan.

Iranian top diplomat proposed holding a joint commission as early as possible to make a roadmap for Tehran-Budapest ties.

He said that over 4,000 Iranian students were studying in and the same number was graduated from Hungarian universities and this could be a basis for deepening of ties.

Szijjártó referred to his trip to Iran in 2015 and said that his country was ready to hold joint economic commission in Tehran.

He said that the US sanctions have caused problems in Iran-Hungary relations, but Budapest has tried to boost ties again.

Hungarian Foreign Minister proposed to donate 100,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine and Amirabdollahian accepted to receive them to be administered to Afghan refugees in Iran.

 

Source: IRNA