Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is on an official visit to Hungary

Friday, August 23, 2013

Japan is a vitally important strategic partner for Hungary, said Foreign Minister János Martonyi after signing an agreement on social security with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida in Budapest on Friday.

Minister Martonyi said that the agreement guaranteed that the period spent by Hungarians working in Japan or Japanese working in Hungary has been taken into consideration when their pensions were calculated. Minister Kishida emphasized that the agreement was very important to Hungarian and Japanese companies.

Both ministers expressed hope that this would further encourage Japanese companies to invest in Hungary and boost economic ties between the two countries.

Later in the day, the Japanese Foreign Minister is scheduled to hold talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and meet members of the Japanese community living in Hungary. On Saturday, the Japanese foreign minister visits the Suzuki plant in Esztergom and travels to the nearby historic town of Visegrád.

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