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Dec 13, 2016

Hungary to meet with South Korea to build relations

The foreign ministries will meet to discuss cooperation in the economic and defense sectors and ways to strengthen pressure against North Korea

Hungary's foreign minister will visit South Korea this week to discuss bilateral economic and security issues, it has been revealed.

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affiars and Trade, will arrive in Seoul on Thursday for a two-day visit.

Minister Szijjártó will meet South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Friday to discuss cooperation in the economic and defense sectors and ways to strengthen pressure against North Korea, according to the Yonhap news agency.

Hungary established diplomatic ties with South Korea in 1989, making Hungary the first former East European country to do so.

Seoul is seeking to strengthen ties with the Visegrád Group, consisting of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic.