Hungary foreign minister in Cairo to discuss exporting gas to Europe, says Egypt deserves EU support for its anti-illegal immigration

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Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 11:50 GMT

Foreign Minister of Egypt and Hungary in Cairo on Feb. 23, 2021 - Press photo

Foreign Minister of Egypt and Hungary in Cairo on Feb. 23, 2021 - Press photo

CAIRO – 23 February 2021: Hungary plans to receive natural gas from Egypt and distribute it across central Europe once the Greek-Bulgarian pipeline is completed, the Hungarian foreign minister said Tuesday.

In a press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, Minister Péter Szijjártó said Hungarian companies will build enormous water pumps in Sinai, and has already handed 259 train carriages to Egypt.

He added that there will be an expansion to economic cooperation between Egypt and Hungray, with more train carriages coming to Egypt in the next couple of years. The two ministers signed a memorandum of understanding on international developmental cooperation, and a letter of intention support cooperation between the Agricultural Museums of the two countries. 

Szijjártó also said Egypt deserves support from Europe and the European Union for its huge efforts for six years to stop illegal immigration to Europe.

 

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