As part of the working visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Hungary, Peter Siyjarto, to Georgia, the parties have drawn up memorandums that will contribute to deepening cooperation between the countries in the field of education, the press service of the Georgian government reported.
“The agreement provides for deepening cooperation both in the direction of promoting the internationalization of higher education and in the fields of science and technology. On the Georgian side, the International Education Center will manage the programs and projects, and the Tempus Public Foundation on the Hungarian side, ”the government said.
The topic of education was named one of the priority areas of bilateral cooperation during the meeting of the Hungarian Foreign Minister with the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili.
“During the talks, further deepening of relations between Georgia and Hungary, including in the trade and economic sphere, as well as in the sphere of transport links and tourism, was emphasized. The Prime Minister of Georgia noted that he welcomes the readiness of the Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air to restore international flights from Georgia, which will contribute to strengthening ties between peoples and the development of tourism, ”the government’s press service said.
During the meeting, Siyarto invited the head of the Georgian government to pay an official visit to Hungary.
“In May, Hungary becomes the Presidency of the Council of Europe. As you know, Georgia was the presidency country of the Council of Europe, and sharing our experience, cooperation during the presidency will also be one of the priority areas. Of course, the conversation touched upon the high-level visits planned in the future. The Prime Minister accepted the invitation from the Hungarian side to visit Hungary at a convenient time for him and, naturally, high-level cooperation will continue, ”said Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani.
Diplomatic relations between Georgia and Hungary were established on May 14, 1992. The countries cooperate in the spheres of economy, trade, transport, tourism, education, and science. With the aim of deepening relations between Georgia and Hungary, an interstate commission on economic cooperation has been functioning since 2013.