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Prime minister Bajnai meets with German foreign minister

Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai met with Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Budapest on Tuesday, when the two discussed the impact of the global economic crisis on Hungary and Germany, measures to be taken to alleviate the crisis as well as issues pertaining to bilateral relations between the two countries, the government spokesman's office informed MTI on Tuesday.

Bajnai said that Germany continues to represent one of Hungary's most important economic partners, adding that the government aims to maintain the intensive level of bilateral contacts. The prime minister of Hungary said that the government intends to fortify not only economic relations with Germany, but also aims to strengthen social, educational and scientific cooperation between the two countries.

Bajnai and Steinmeier also discussed ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and establishment of a European Danube Strategy.

Bajnai told Germany's foreign minister that Hungary's government was pleased that German car company Daimler has confirmed that it intends to carry through with its investment in Hungary in spite of the global economic crisis. (MTI-ECONEWS)