Media statement

15 November 2015

Deputy Minister Landers to host his Hungarian counterpart

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers will host his Hungarian counterpart, Dr. László Szabó, on Tuesday, 17 November 2015, in Pretoria.

The objective of the visit is to enhance and strengthen bilateral co-operation between South Africa and Hungary, to deepen understanding on regional and multilateral issues of mutual concern and to encourage further trade and investment in key drivers of South Africa’s economy to create jobs, specifically in terms of promoting the export of value-added products to the Hungarian market.

The two deputy ministers will discuss the possibility of forming a Joint Commission on Co-operation (JCC) between South Africa and Hungary.

Full diplomatic relations between South Africa and Hungary were established in July 1991. South Africa maintains an Embassy in Budapest and Hungary maintains an Embassy in Pretoria and has also appointed an Honorary Consul in Cape Town.

Bilateral trade between the two countries has grown considerably since formal diplomatic relations were established. South Africa is Hungary’s most important commercial partner with one-third of exports from Hungary to Africa going to South Africa.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, 0828845974


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