Hungary, Azerbaijan to strengthen ties further

Hungary, Azerbaijan to strengthen ties further

The Azerbaijan-Hungary relations are at a high level and trust relationship was established between the heads of the two states, the Hungarian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Imre Laszloczki told Trend.

There are rather strong ministerial-level relations as well as strong humanitarian ties between the two countries, he said.

"The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air currently operates direct flights to Budapest which lets the citizens of both countries learn more about one another,” the ambassador said.

The diplomat noted that March 2016 was significant for the bilateral relations due to the visit of the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to Azerbaijan.

"President of Azerbaijan visited Hungary two years ago and in March [2016], the parties agreed to undertake visits annually," the ambassador added.

The Hungarian Embassy in Baku will implement the functions of a NATO Liaison Office starting January 2017.

For the last five years, the Embassy of Romania in Azerbaijan has been serving as a NATO Liaison Office.

"First of all, we would like to continue the fruitful work of the Romanian Embassy in Baku and we will surely add a bit of Hungarian specificity,” Laszloczki said.

“In cooperation with NATO, we can move forward only with Azerbaijan," he added.

According to the Azerbaijani State Customs Committee, the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Hungary amounted to $26.6 million in January-November 2016.


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