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State secretary holds talks in Uzbekistan on Hungarian technology exports

Int’l Relations

Uzbekistan is seriously interested in Hungarian technologies, primarily in food processing and water management, and bilateral trade turnover could double through cooperation projects currently taking shape, state secretary of Hungaryʼs Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Laszlo Szabó told Hungarian news agency MTI today after conducting talks in Uzbekistan.

Bukhara, Uzbekistan. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Szabó, accompanied by a delegation of businessmen, participated as co-chairman at the third meeting of the Hungarian-Uzbek Intergovernmental Economic Cooperation Committee during his visit between March 22 and 25. From the Uzbek side, the meeting was co-chaired by Elyor Ganiyev, minister of foreign economic relations, investments and trade. 

Based on the bilateral cooperation possibilities discussed at the talks, the state secretary said he expects deals worth $30-40 million from the Hungarian delegationʼs visit.

Szabó said there is a good chance that an Uzbek trading house will be opened in Hungary to facilitate access for the Central Asian countryʼs produce such as sultanas, currants and citrus fruits to European markets.

In addition to various food processing technologies such as winemaking technology, Hungary would like to increase exports of live cattle as well as frozen food products and drought- and frost-tolerant sowing seeds. 

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