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Jan 24, 2017

Hungary builds on bilateral partnership with Russia

The Hungarian delegation wore black ribbons to mark the national day of mourning in memory of those who died in the tragic bus accident throughout the talks in Moscow

Hungary's relationship with Russia is improving after bilateral relations suffered a great deal in the international environment of sanctions, Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said while meeting Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.

During the talks, the parties will exchange views on international issues, including the fight against terrorism, relations with the EU and NATO, the European migration crisis and the Ukraine situation.

Minister Szijjártó said there is improvement in jointly determined economic cooperation programs, regional cooperation and Hungarian technological investments in Russia – primarily in the area of agriculture and machinery.

The Hungarian delegation wore black ribbons to mark the national day of mourning in memory of those who died in the tragic bus accident throughout the talks..

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said that the aim of the Hungarian-Russian foreign ministers’ meeting is to pave the way for a successful summit in Budapest in February.

According to Lavrov, there will also be a review of progress in implementing the agreements reached when Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and President Vladimir Putin met one year ago in Moscow.