The foreign minister said cooperation between Hungary and Ireland is “extensive” in economic ties, investments, education and peacekeeping.
During an official visit to Dublin, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said that more than 100 value-added Irish companies employing around 10,000 people operate in Hungary. The minister added that fresh Irish investments are round the corner thanks to Hungary’s advantageous tax environment.
According to MTI, the minister highlighted the importance of cooperation in education, noting that more than 300 Irish students are admitted to Hungarian universities each year. Also, 46 language schools have joined a scheme that allows Hungarian school students to travel to Ireland to study English with government support, and 9,000 are likely to take up the opportunity, he said, adding that Hungary’s diplomatic presence in Dublin will be bolstered accordingly.
Minister Szijjártó also noted that Hungarian and Irish soldiers serve together in the UN mission in Lebanon, and both countries put a premium on peacekeeping.