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Ph-Hungary Agricultural Cooperation Eyed

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Sec. Piñol in bilateral meetings with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Peter Szijjarto (left) and Minister of Agriculture Sandor Fazekas (right).

29 May 2017 BUDAPEST - Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol led the Philippine delegation to a visit to Hungary where they met with Hungarian Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Péter Szijjarto and Agriculture Minister Sandor Fazekas to explore a possible Philippines-Hungary cooperation on agriculture.

The trip to Hungary included a visit to companies engaged in agricultural mechanization and livestock genetics. 

During Secretary Piñol’s meeting with Minister Szijjarto, Hungary offered technical assistance in water management, €510 million credit facility of Export-Import (EXIM) bank, which could include a €20 million feasibility study for clean-up initiatives in the Manila Bay and Laguna Lake, as well as scholarship for Filipino students in agriculture-related studies in Hungary.

On the other hand, the Philippines assured its quick response to requests for accreditation by Hungarian meat exporters during Secretary Piñol’s meeting with Agriculture Minister Sandor Fazekas. Both countries encouraged the exchange of experts, in particular in rice and cattle.

The Philippine delegation included Governor Esmael Mangudadatu, Bureau of Soils and Water Management Director Angel Enriquez, Farm to Market Road Development Director Romirose Padin, Head Executive Assistant Ferdinand Piñol, Senior Agriculturist Engineer Evangeline Dacumos, Governor’s Executive Secretary Benjamin Sanguan, and Agricultural Attache Pit Laquian.

For more information, visit www.budapestpe.dfa.gov.ph or https://www.facebook.com/PhilippineEmbassyBudapest. END

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