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Jakarta Post

Discourse: Hungary braces for ‘Eastern Opening’ with RI

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 6 2013   /  09:35 am

Szilveszter Bus: (Courtesy of The Hungarian Embassy)President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is on a state visit to Hungary from March 6 to 8, where he will touch on a wide range of trade and political issues during his talks with Hungarian President János Áder and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a common effort to develop bilateral relations. The previous visit to Hungary was by President Megawati Sukarnoputri in 2002, while Hungarian President László Sólyom visited Indonesia in 2008. Hungarian Ambassador to Indonesia Szilveszter Bus gave an overview over the visit to The Jakarta Post’s Yohanna Ririhena. Here are the excerpts:

Question: What does the visit of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono mean for bilateral ties?

Answer: We are excited to receive President Yudhoyono in Hungary — following-up on the visit by the Hungarian president in 2008. This visit, besides reaf...