Xi meets Hungarian prime minister
SHANGHAI, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who attended the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai.
China and Hungary should deepen mutual political support and trust, continue to understand and support each other on issues involving their respective core interests and major concerns, and increase coordination and cooperation on international affairs, Xi said.
Xi called on the two sides to promote the policy alignment of the Belt and Road Initiative with Hungary's Eastern Opening policy, make sound top-level planning for cooperation in various areas, and push forward the construction of a new railway line between Hungary and Serbia, an important cooperation project.
The two countries should also increase cooperation in business, investment, finance, agriculture, tourism and innovation, among others, Xi added.
Noting that the year of 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, the Hungarian prime minister said it would be an important opportunity to promote the development of the Hungary-China relations under new circumstances.
The Hungarian side is ready to work with the Chinese side to increase high-level exchanges, actively participate in the development of the Belt and Road Initiative, and expand practical cooperation in various fields, said Orban.