Hungarian, Bangladeshi PMs meet to outline cooperation

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/11/30 9:32:30

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina Wazed met here on Tuesday, underlining their intent to cooperate.

Meeting on the sidelines of the Budapest Water Summit, Orban and Hasina underlined the traditionally good cooperation between their countries.

Orban said Bangladesh was exceedingly vulnerable to climate change and faced frequent floods, problems with its day-to-day water supply, and difficulties treating sewage water. Since Hungary was a global leader in water management technology, it could provide valuable help, he added.

Orban also noted that this was the very first Hungarian-Bangladeshi summit meeting in history. Possible areas of cooperation, he said, included water management, agriculture and the digital economy.

Hasina said she saw opportunities for trade and investments, and acknowledged that her country needed experts in water management. The memorandum of understanding included cooperation in this area, she added.

She also spoke of possibilities for cooperation in combating terrorist actions. Bangladesh has taken action against extremists and terrorism and is part of the international effort combating it, she said.

Before the two officials attended the press conference, their delegations signed a memorandum of understanding.


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