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Nov 22, 2016

PM Orbán calls for economic ties between Hungary and Serbia to be strengthened

The two countries have laid down the political foundations of bilateral economic cooperation and now the time has come to carry out investments that benefit both countries, PM Orbán said

Following our report yesterday regarding Hungary building relations with Serbia, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has called for economic ties between the two nations to be strengthened during a Hungary-Serbia joint cabinet meeting in Nis, Serbia.

Over the past few years, the two countries laid down the political foundations of bilateral economic cooperation and now the time has come to carry out investments that benefit both countries, PM Orbán said.

MTI reports that PM Orbán said the future and business opportunities belong to central Europe.

Central Europe and the Visegrad Group will be “great success stories in the years ahead because there are great economic opportunities here," he said, adding that Serbia can partake in their economic successes. Hungary-Serbia political relations have never been as good as they are now, he added.

PM Orbán said Hungary supports every measure by Serbia that is aimed at stopping illegal migration. This includes aiding the country with manpower, experts or financial resources, he said.

PM Orbán also praised Serbia’s treatment of Hungarian communities living there, saying that the country’s minority policy was among the fairest in Europe. He said Serbs living in Hungary could also count on the Hungarian government.