President Jokowi Welcomes Visit of Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán

President Jokowi welcomed PM Viktor Orban when he arrived at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta Province, Thursday (1/23). (Photo: Public Relations/Oji)

Jakarta, MINA – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) welcomed an honorary visit of the Hungarian Prime Minister (PM), Viktor Orbán, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta Province on Thursday.

The various matters relating to the improvement of bilateral relations were on the agenda of the discussion including scholarship opportunities and football training for Indonesian citizens in Hungary.

“This is not the first visit, the second visit. And between these two leaders there is a very good relationship. So in this second meeting, a number of things were discussed, ” the Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi said the bilateral meeting.

The first thing that was discussed, including the commitment of the two leaders to continue to improve bilateral relations. In terms of distance, the Foreign Minister continued Indonesia and Hungary had a great distance, but when viewed from the substance of relations between the two countries increasingly growing up.

*Now, with a considerable distance, the first important thing to do is to build a people to people contact,” Foreign Minister said.

On that occasion, Retno said that building a people to people contact, there were several things that had been done, including from scholarship program.

“The Hungarian government provides one hundred (100) scholarship for Indonesian students, and it was discussed about the fields that will be used by students,” she said.

During the bilateral meeting, the President said that the scholarship was related to science, then technology innovation, which was a priority.

The second point, Hungarian committed to simplifying the visa process for Indonesian citizens.

“The third, still in people to people contact, we have cooperation related to sports, namely the training of Indonesian soccer players in Hungary,” she said. (T/RE1)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)