(MENAFN) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with his Hungarian counterpart Katalin Novak in Ankara on Wednesday for talks on bilateral relations and joint steps to enhance cooperation. The meeting began with an official welcoming ceremony, followed by discussions at the presidential complex, and concluded with a joint news conference. The leaders exchanged views on a range of issues related to their countries, including regional and global concerns and Türkiye-EU relations.
According to the Turkish Communications Directorate, the primary focus of the talks was on enhancing cooperation between Turkey and Hungary in various fields, including trade, defense, and energy. The leaders discussed ways to increase bilateral trade volume and investment opportunities between the two countries. They also explored ways to deepen cooperation in the defense industry, including joint production and technology transfer.
Additionally, the two presidents discussed regional and global issues, including the ongoing conflict in Syria and the situation in Afghanistan. They also discussed the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean and the role of Turkey and Hungary in regional stability.
The meeting also touched upon Türkiye-EU relations, with the leaders exchanging views on the prospects for improved relations between Turkey and the European Union. Hungary has been a key ally of Turkey in the EU, with both countries sharing a similar approach to migration and asylum policies. The two leaders discussed ways to strengthen their cooperation in this area and to work together to address common challenges faced by the EU and Turkey.
Overall, the meeting between Erdogan and Novak was seen as an important step in strengthening the strategic partnership between Turkey and Hungary. It is expected to pave the way for increased cooperation and collaboration between the two countries in the coming years.
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