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Jul 06, 2018

Government spokesman says Hungary's relationship with Germany is on course for major improvement

The spokesman pointed out that the flow of goods between Germany and the countries of the V4 is 50 percent higher than the level of trade between Germany and France.

Hungary's government spokesperson has revealed that the country's relationship with Germany is on course for major improvement following Prime Minster Viktor Orbán's talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. 

“Hungarian-German relations within the fields of the economy, innovation and technology, as well as with relation to defence policy, could advance to a new level and be given a new quality," Zoltán Kovács said. 

The spokesman also pointed out that the flow of goods between Germany and the countries of the V4 is 50 percent higher than the level of trade between Germany and France. 

Kovács pointed out that economic relations could be improved within the fields of innovation and technology. 

“A significant proportion of German enterprises have already been present in Hungary as representatives of high added value and extremely developed sectors of industry that point to the future, and Hungary is continuing to search for cooperation of this kind and wants to raise it to a new level," he said. 

“Accordingly, in the coming weeks and months we will be looking for further cooperation opportunities via the Hungarian and German ministries and working groups involved," he added. 

The spokesman added that the foreign minister also had held important meetings in Berlin in relation to defence cooperation with Germany. 

Kovács said extremely close defence and defence industry cooperation will be established between Hungary and Germany and that a joint Central European NATO Division Command will be set up with the support of Germany. 

He added that defence cooperation would also involve the development of the Division Command and military equipment, as well as the reform of the Hungarian military. 

“Both countries have an interest in the establishment of an independent European defence force," he said. 

“Both the Division Command and the development of European defence capabilities are a common topic that according to the government’s plans could raise cooperation to a new level," he added.