Hungary and Great Britain have concluded all the agreements that specify the conditions for post-Brexit cooperation, Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister Péter Szijjártó mentionned in London on Friday.
After attending official talks between Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his British counterpart Boris Johnson, Péter Szijjártó said Hungary was striving to achieve the closest possible bilateral cooperation with Britain.
The minister identified two strategic areas, namely the energy and defense industries, which he said will see even more intensive and promising cooperation in the coming period.
Szijjártó noted that Shell was the first non-Russian energy company with which Hungary signed a long-term gas purchase agreement. He added that the Hungarian government was looking to expand its cooperation with Shell and import more.
“We now have a six-year contract to purchase 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas,” he said.
Defense industry cooperation focuses on enhanced security, with the two countries being members of the same defense alliance, Szijjártó said. He said the Hungarian defense industry had launched ambitious development plans and British companies could play a substantial role in joint R&D and manufacturing.
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Szijjártó said the 900 British companies present in Hungary employ more than 50,000 workers. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Hungarian government gave support to six of them to avoid mass layoffs, he said.
The cooperation between Central Europe and Great Britain was significant and, from a political point of view, particularly important within the European Union, and the situation has not changed since the departure of Great Britain either. , said Szijjártó.
Featured photo illustration via Péter Szijjártó Facebook page