Prime Minister Viktor Orbán flew to Turkey for an official visit

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The prime minister led delegation, which include the minister of economy and other senior ministers, is scheduled to arrive in Istanbul Tuesday evening. PM Viktor Orbán will open the Hungarian cultural institute and trading house in Istanbul this evening.

Prime Minister Orbán is also scheduled to give a speech at a Turkish-Hungarian businessmen meeting Tuesday evening. He will meet Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople at his residency Wednesday morning, and later on the prime minister will deliver a speech at Marmara University.

The Hungarian delegation will travel to Ankara on Wednesday. PM Orbán will lay a wreath at the mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk and address a Hungarian-Turkish business forum.

In the afternoon, the prime minister will meet Turkish President Abdullah Gul, the Speaker of Parliament Cemil Cicek and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two leaders will sign an agreement on the formation of a Hungarian-Turkish Strategic Cooperation Council.

A number of other agreements will also be signed during the two-day official visit, these include cooperation agreements on energy, environmental protection, education, culture, water management, railway transport and security.

(MTI –


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