Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said cooperation between Hungary and Jordan offers great potential, so the sides will continue working on developing relations.
Addressing a joint press conference with Yousef Al Shamali, Jordan’s Minister of Industry and Trade, on Tuesday, Minister Szijjártó welcomed a 15% growth in bilateral trade last year and added that a 43% increase has already been recorded so far this year. The export of Hungarian pharmaceutical goods and dairy products especially increased in the recent period, he added. A water management working group has been set up by the two governments which will be tasked with supplying Hungary’s highly developed water management technologies to Jordan, he said. Agreements have been signed between universities and research institutions in the two countries in the areas of agricultural research and modernisation, and food safety, he said. He also said that 50% more tourists arrived from Jordan to Hungary this year compared with 2023, partly thanks to a total of six flights operating between major cities of the two countries. Minister Szijjártó said bilateral higher education cooperation would be extended by three years allowing 400 Jordanian students to study in Hungary annually.