House Speaker László Kövér has met Ibrahim Boughali, the president of the National People’s Congress of Algeria, to sign a letter of intent on cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries.
According to MTI, Kövér told the press after the meeting that Hungary and Algeria had established diplomatic relations some sixty years ago and the two countries maintained friendly relations for a long time. Hungary currently offers a hundred scholarships to Algerian students wishing to study in the country, Kövér said. Despite expanding economic and trade relations over the years, they are still behind the expected level, he said. A meeting of the Hungary-Algeria mixed economic committee in the first half of next year is hoped to identify the areas where links can be further developed, he added. Algeria and Hungary should also coordinate their positions on the Russia-Ukraine war and on seeking opportunities for peaceful cooperation, Kövér said. Boughali noted the support that Hungary provided to Algeria when the country was fighting for independence, the medical and humanitarian aid offered by Hungary and the important role of Hungarian professionals in rebuilding the country. He said the two countries had the same view of many international affairs and it would be useful to act together at international forums.