While visiting Turkey, Takács attended local memorials commemorating the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and held talks with Deputy State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Hasan Gögüs and Minister for Water Resources Veysel Eroglu.
During his visit to Turkey, the Hungarian MFA Political Director preparing Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s upcoming visit to Turkey.
The end of this year and the next year appears to be especially busy in Turkish Hungarian relations. Turkish President Abdullah Gül will be paying an official visit to Hungary in January 2014 and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is scheduled to visit Budapest at the end of October. Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi will be traveling to Ankara in the coming months.
Szabolcs Takács said it was in Hungary’s interests to develop close ties with Turkey in the context of the Visegrad Group cooperation agreement.
A Turkish Cultural Institute had been opened in Budapest in September and a Hungarian Cultural Institute will be opening in Istanbul in the near future.
(kormany.hu – hungarianambiance.com)