BUDAPEST, 25th August, 2023 (WAM) - Senior officials from the UAE and Hungary met in Budapest on 22nd August for the inaugural round of the Political Consultations Committee between the UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Hungary's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The UAE delegation was led by Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs and Envoy of the Foreign Minister to the EU, while the Hungarian delegation was headed by Levente Magyar, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The two sides reviewed the growing bilateral relations, and discussed opportunities to strengthen economic and trade cooperation. Representatives of the two countries also reviewed recent regional developments and discussed enhancing ties and cooperation in various fields through the activation and follow-up of agreements and memoranda of understanding.
As part of her official visit to Hungary, Ambassador Nusseibeh held a number of meetings with senior officials, intellectuals, and cultural figures, accompanied by Saud Hamad Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Hungary.
Ambassador Nusseibeh's engagements included meetings with Janos Boka, Minister for European Affairs, Balazs Orban, Political Director of the Prime Minister Office, Zoltan Kovacs, Minister of State for International Communication, and Laszlo Baan, Government Commissioner for the Cultural City Project and Director of the Museum of Fine Arts. The programme also included participation in Hungary's National Day celebrations and visits to several museums and cultural centers in the Hungarian capital, Budapest.