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Thailand eyeing Hungarian premium products, minister says

Int’l Relations

MTI Fotó: KKM / Szabó Árpád

Thailand has shown a strong demand for premium Hungarian food products, Hungary’s foreign minister Péter Szijjártó told state news agency MTI yesterday, after meeting with Thai business leaders during an official visit to Bangkok. The minister is in the Thai capital for a meeting of foreign ministers from the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trader Péter Szijjártó shakes hands with Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan in Bangkok, yesterday, on the sidelines of  meeting of foreign ministers from the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). (Photo: MTI / KKM / Árpád Szabó)

A number of premium food products, therefore, are in the process of being licensed for export – exports of foie gras to Thailand have already started, the foreign minister told the news agency. 

Szijjártó noted that bilateral trade between the two countries climbed was more than EUR 500 million last year. The Hungarian Eximbank has opened a USD 412 mln credit line to support business partnerships between Hungarian and Thai companies, the minister added.

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