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Hungary opens consulate in Lyon

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Lyon, France

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó inaugurated the Hungarian consulate in Lyon on Wednesday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Szijjártó said "close to 20,000" Hungarians live in Lyon and surroundings, adding that citizens may cast their votes at the consulate for the April 3 election and referendum.

He said that France is Hungary's ninth-biggest trade partner, while French-owned businesses form the fifth-largest group of investors in the country, and mentioned the presence of companies such as Michelin and Sanofi in the region in the south of France.

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