The World Health Organisation has opened a Central European office in Budapest, it has been reported.
The Budapest Centre was officially opened on Tuesday and will house some of WHO's international business.
Some Geneva-based operations have already been moved to the Budapest site, including its Collaborating Centre on Human Resources for Health Development. Further operations could be transferred to the center at a later date.
István Mikola, state secretary at the ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said that the organization would help coordinate action to handle the big challenges currently facing the world. He said that Hungary had always closely cooperated with the WHO but “now we are much closer to each other."
Dr Hans Troedsson, assistant director-general of the organization, said the entire project perfectly demonstrated the effectiveness of recent months of cooperation between the WHO and the Hungarian government.