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Jul 13, 2017

Hungary and Baden-Württemberg are in full agreement over the protection of EU's borders

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, held political talks with the German states' leaders on Wednesday in Stuttgart

Germany's third largest state and home to ten million citizens, Baden-Württemberg is in full agreement with Hungary over the protection of the EU's external borders and maintaining the Schengen Area.

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, held political talks with the states' leaders on Wednesday in Stuttgart.

Minister Szijjártó said that there is an agreement between the Hungarian government and the leaders of Baden-Württemberg with relation to the fact that the European Union’s external borders must be “strictly protected”, and that maintaining the Schengen Area with no internal border controls and enforcing the Schengen regulations is “in the fundamental interests of all of Europe”.

According to MTI, the minister said that in view of the fact that the government of Baden-Württemberg is one of the founders of the Andrássy Gyula German Language University of Budapest, Hungary and the state will also be cooperating more closely in future within the field of dual vocational education.

The Andrassy University is the only German-language higher education institution outside Germany, and was funded in 2001 by Hungary, Germany, Austria and two German states: Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria.

Minister Szijjártó also met with Baden-Württemberg‘s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of interior Thomas Strobl, whose Ministry is also responsible for migration and digitalization.

The minister also held a series of economic-related meetings, including with the directors of Bosch, the foreign manufacturing company that employs the most people in Hungary.