The Prime Minister also pointed out that the business sector in Hungary is highly respected and that, for example, the country has achieved significant results in the field of research and development.
He said that Hungary’s business mentality is not imperialist: it is based on cooperation. Therefore, he added, Hungary does not like large international corporations which exclude local people from business and take their profits out of the country.
The Prime Minister – who arrived in Jakarta with a delegation of Hungarian ministers and 40 Hungarian entrepreneurs – urged closer economic relations between Hungary and Indonesia, saying that if Hungary is able have business relations with distant countries such as Japan, China or India, it must also be able to establish similar connections with Indonesia.
Vice President of Indonesia Jusuf Kalla also stressed that economic ties between the two countries must be strengthened, as there are numerous opportunities to be exploited. Indonesia provides fruitful possibilities, he added.
Referring to the Hungarian prime minister’s statement, Mr. Kalla said that Indonesia is also one of the most stable countries in its region.
Following the business forum, a number of Indonesian-Hungarian agreements were signed, including an agreement between Hungarian public media and Indonesian news agency Antara on mutual exchange of news and images. The agreement was signed on behalf of Hungary by CEO of Duna Media Service Non-profit Ltd. Menyhért Dobos.
CEO of Hungarian National Trading House Ltd. Zsanett Ducsai-Oláh and President of the Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce László Parragh each signed an agreement with the representative of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, while Chairman of Budapest Waterworks signed agreements on water management.