Relations between Japan and Central Europe are getting stronger by the day due to close cooperation between Japan and the Visegrad-Four block said Szijjártó.
Talks on security issues in East Asia were also on the agenda. For Hungary it is particularly important that the region remain peaceful and stable as Asia is a very strong trading partner of our country said Szijjártó.
"Japan is about to restart its closed nuclear power plants, so we discussed the possibility to start expert negotiations on nuclear plant security as our country has highly successful nuclear safety and security training program," said the Hungarian foreign minister.
Hungarian exports to Japan totaled $ 600 million last year, and the first eight months of this year increased by 6.5 percent.
Japan already the largest Asian investor in Hungary: 149 Japanese companies have created a total of 25 thousand jobs by investing 3.5 billion dollars in the Hungarian economy, which is the second largest investment after Germany.
Szijjártó praised Japanese agriculture minister's announcement by authorizing Japanese imports of Hungarian pork products. This is extremely important decision because Japan is the largest non-European market for the Hungarian agriculture products; the first eight months of this year Hungarian food exports to Japan amounted to $ 100 million, representing a 65 percent increase over last year said Szijjártó.
(mno.hu – hungarianambiance.com)