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Hungarian gov't, Siemens agree on cooperation

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the top management of German engineering giant Siemens established a joint working group to further develop Hungary's vocational education system in Munich on Thursday, the prime minister's spokesman Péter Szijjártó told MTI.

Orbán informed the company's management of the government steps to reorganize the country's education system to better meet the demands of the economy, placing a big emphasis on vocational training, Szijjártó said.

The Siemens managers welcomed the government's efforts and agreed on a closer cooperation in the development of vocational education, he added.

National Economy Minister György Matolcsy will lead the Hungarian side of the joint working group.

The Siemens managers noted the company's long-time presence in Hungary and praised the country's work culture as well as its qualified workforce.