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Turkey is a key country regarding migration and border protection

At the meeting, the parties spoke about the development of Hungarian-Turkish relations in words of praise, highlighting that there is ongoing progress equally in the fields of politics, economic relations and culture.

Turkey is an important trade partner of Hungary, in 2018 bilateral trade increased by 5 per cent to USD 3.1 billion, but the parties agreed at the meeting that there are further as yet unexplored opportunities in economic cooperation. Therefore, they will intensify the efforts of the Hungarian-Turkish economic mixed committee and the strategic cooperation council.

Photo: Balázs Szecsődi

Regarding cultural relations, in possession of its observer status obtained in the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States, Hungary seeks to further improve the relations it has established to date.