The Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban and Russian President Vladimir Putin

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MOSCOW, July 15. /TASS/. Bilateral trade of Russia and Hungary during the first three months of this year rose by a quarter. This was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin during the meeting with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban.

“You fulfilled his promise, came to the world Cup final. This is not surprising, we all know how you love football, you know how good of a football player, the President said. – I hope you enjoy today’s event sports”. Putin has noticed that also welcome this opportunity to discuss with his counterpart the current agenda.

According to the Russian leader, the relations between Russia and Hungary are developing in a positive way. “Last year the turnover growth amounted to 25%. Even a little more, according to our data . This year for the first quarter, it is also growing at roughly the same pace,” – said Putin, adding that, accordingly, increasing revenues, and Hungarian partners working in the Russian market.

The President also stated that all major bilateral projects in the energy sector and nuclear energy are being implemented according to plan. Putin noted with satisfaction that Russia and Hungary associate diversified relations and cooperation develops not only in the energy sector, but also in the pharmaceutical industry, in machine building and other sectors of the economy. “One of your companies is 4% in the Russian market in the sphere of supply and production of medicines, – gave the example of the head of state. Is a very good indicator.”

In turn, Prime Minister of Hungary noted the high level organization of the world championship in Russia. He said that in addition to attendance at sporting events, was able to carve out in your schedule a few days to spend in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Orban did not hide delight from visiting the two capitals and of familiarity with Russian culture. He also informed Putin that called for the NATO summit.

Speaking about bilateral relations of Russia and Hungary, Orban said the existing sanctions. “If there were no sanctions that harm us, we could be even more proactive to move forward,” he said, assuring that Hungary “stands for normalization of relations.” Putin thanked Orban for the assessment of the significance of Moscow and St. Petersburg with European culture. “But we know that in Hungary there are at least two such diamond is Buda and pest, but there are others”, – said the Russian leader.