Hungary's house speaker has met with his Moroccon counterpart to build relations, and to discuss security matters and the fight against terrorism.
House Speaker László Kövér said Hungary considers the north African country a key strategic partner in the region.
Kövér told Habib El Malki that Morocco’s stable political and security situation, its tourism and cultural heritage are key elements of its foreign policy, and welcomed and expressed his support for Morocco’s anti-terror efforts in the region.
According to MTI, the house speaker said Hungary would consider Morocco a gateway to sub-Saharan Africa and asked for Morocco to view Hungary as an entry point to the central and eastern European region.
Kövér expressed Hungary’s desire to further increase the effectiveness of the two countries’ parliamentary ties by boosting cooperation among their parliamentary committees and friendship groups.
Meanwhile, El Malki said his country respected Hungary’s stance on the issue of illegal migration and its aim to uphold security, adding that Morocco, too placed great importance on the fight against terrorism.