October 30, 2020, 12:51 pm


2020-09-11 08:17:33 BdST

BD, Hungary to boost ties in nuclear energy, training

Bangladesh and Hungary on Thursday agreed to enhance cooperation in the field of nuclear energy and required training for skilled manpower.

The two countries also discussed the safe return of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State.

Hungary assured Bangladesh of continuing its support on the Rohingya issue.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto briefed the media at State guest house Padma after their meeting.

Later, he met Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi at his ministry.

They discussed ways to strengthen trade and investment ties between two countries.

The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade arrived here early Thursday by a chartered flight.

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen received the Hungarian Foreign Minister and his entourage at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

The Hungarian Foreign Minister visited the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum in the morning.

He paid tributes to the memories of the Father of the Nation and his family members who were brutally killed in 1975.

The Hungarian Minister is scheduled to leave Dhaka at 6:30 pm on Thursday.

This is the first minister-level visit to Bangladesh amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

Bangladesh has maintained friendly relations with Hungary since independence.

Hungary supported the cause of Bangladesh during the War of Liberation and was one of the first countries to accord recognition.

The diplomatic relations between the two countries were established as early as January 29, 1972.

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