Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who arrived in Kazakhstan on an official visit.
After the solemn meeting ceremony in Akorda, Tokayev and Orban proceeded to the hall for a meeting in a narrow format.
The parties discussed in detail the state and prospects for the development of Kazakh-Hungarian relations with an emphasis on strengthening political dialogue, deepening trade and economic cooperation and expanding cultural and humanitarian ties.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed gratitude to Viktor Orban for his significant contribution to the rapprochement between Kazakhstan and Hungary.
"Mr. Prime Minister, welcome to the Kazakh land! In Kazakhstan you are well known and respected because you are Kypshak by origin. We can say that you have come to the homeland of your ancestors. Thank you for accepting my invitation and visiting "Kazakhstan on an official visit, and will also take part in the anniversary summit of the Organization of Turkic States. Undoubtedly, this visit will give a new impetus to cooperation between the two countries. I am sure that today's negotiations will be fruitful," Tokayev said.
In turn, Viktor Orban thanked the President of Kazakhstan for the invitation and hospitality extended to him and the Hungarian delegation. He highly appreciated the level of political dialogue and mutually beneficial partnership between Kazakhstan and Hungary.
“It’s always nice to return home. Hungarians come to Kazakhstan with great pleasure, because we are connected by thousands of years of common roots. Over the past decade, we have put a lot of effort into developing our cooperation, and good results have been achieved. It is a great honor for me to cooperate with you. Hungary has always been reliable strategic partner of Kazakhstan, it will continue to be so. Relations between Hungary and Kazakhstan are as good as ever, but the potential, especially in the economy, is still great. We have good prospects," said the Prime Minister of Hungary.
By the Kazakhstanskaya Pravda