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Gov’t signs strategic cooperation agreement with Lego unit

Hungary's government on Monday signed a strategic agreement with the local unit of Danish toymaker Lego. The agreement was signed by state secretary for foreign affairs and external economic relations Péter Szijjártó and Lego investment director Martin Svejda. Lego's plant in Nyíregyháza is one of five around the world where the company's building blocks are made. The plant employs 1,200-1,300 people on average. Since last summer, the government has signed strategic partnership agreements with the local units of Coca-Cola, Alcoa, Daimler,Suzuki, Hankook, General Electric, Microsoft, Stadler Rail, Tesco, IBM, Tata Consultancy Services,Nokia Siemens, National Instruments, Audi, Jabil Circuit, Continental and Dalkia, as well as with Hungarian drugmaker Richter. It expects to sign about 40 such agreements.