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05:42 PM, September 10, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:51 PM, September 10, 2020

Bangladesh, Hungary to bolster ties in nuclear energy, manpower training

Bangladesh and Hungary today agreed to enhance cooperation in the field of nuclear energy and required training for skilled manpower.

The two countries also discussed the safe return of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine state of Myanmar.

Hungary assured Bangladesh of continuing its support on the Rohingya issue.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto briefed the media at state guesthouse Padma after their meeting.

They discussed ways to strengthen trade and investment ties between two countries.

Earlier today, the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto arrived in Dhaka by a chartered flight.

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen received the Hungarian foreign minister and his entourage at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

Szijjarto visited the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum in the morning and paid tribute to the memories of the Father of the Nation and his family members who were brutally killed in 1975.

Later, he met Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi at his ministry.

The Hungarian minister is scheduled to leave Dhaka at 6:30pm today.

This is the first minister-level visit to Bangladesh amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

Bangladesh has maintained friendly relations with Hungary since independence.

Hungary supported the cause of Bangladesh during the Liberation War in 1971 and was one of the first countries to accord recognition.

The diplomatic relations between the two countries were established as early as January 29, 1972.

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