Hungary

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Hungary

President: H.E. Mr. János Áder

Prime Minister: H.E. Mr. Viktor Orbán

Speaker of the Parliament: H.E. Mr. László Kövér

Minister of Foreign Affairs: H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó

Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Hungary: H.E. Mr. Vilayat Guliyev

Ambassador of Hungary to the Republic of Azerbaijan: H.E. Viktor Szederkenyi

Official website of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan: http://budapest.mfa.gov.az/  

 

Bilateral relations

Hungary recognized the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan on December 26, 1991. Diplomatic relations were established on April 27, 1992.

The opening of embassies in the capitals of both countries – Budapest in 2004 and Baku in 2009 laid the foundation for extensive contacts and dialogue.

Mutual visits at the levels of Heads of States, Heads of Governments, Chairmen and Members of Parliaments, Ministers and Heads of various government agencies have made an important contribution to the development of relations between our countries.

 “Joint Declaration on Strategic Cooperation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Hungary”, signed on November 10-11, 2014 during the visit of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev to Hungary, was an important event in bilateral relations.

Azerbaijani-Hungarian relations are currently regarded as a strategic partnership relationship. There is high level of political dialogue between the two countries and developing cooperation in all spheres.

 

High-level visits

Visits of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev to Hungary: February 18-19, 2008, January 26-27, 2009, November 10-11, 2014.

Visit of President of Hungary H.E. Mr. Pál Schmitt to Azerbaijan: November 10-12, 2011.

Visits of Prime Minister of Hungary to Azerbaijan: Mr. Ferenc Gyurcsány July 7-8, 2008, November 14, 2008, Mr. Viktor Orbán September 13-14, 2010, June 29-July 1, 2012, March 5-6, 2016.

Visits of Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov to Hungary: April 28-29, 2014, July 23-24, 2017, August 30-31, 2017.

Visits of Ministers of Foreign Affairs to Azerbaijan: Ms. Kinga Göncz May 17-19, 2007, Mr. Péter Szijjártó November 3-4, 2014, June 27-28, 2016, June 29, 2018, March 29, 2019.

 

Cooperation in the humanitarian sphere

Relations between the peoples of Hungary and Azerbaijan date back to ancient history. In the XV-XVII centuries, diplomatic relations and trade relations existed between the States of Aghgoyunlu and Safavi and the Kingdom of Hungary. At different times, works of prominent figures of Azerbaijani literature were translated into Hungarian and vice versa. Taking into account the possibility of establishing a Department of Azerbaijani History in one of Hungary’s universities is being considered.

Cooperation in the field of education is being successfully continued. Every year more and more Azerbaijani students are studying at higher education institutions in Hungary within educational programs that have been signed between the two countries (the education program for 2018-2020 was signed in Vienna on December, 2017 between the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries) and currently about 800 students are studying at various higher education institutions of Hungary .

Humanitarian projects implemented in Hungary by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation serves to bring our peoples closer.

On September 17, 2015, with the financial support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Roman Catholic Center in Budapest unveiled an expansion of the László Batthyányin Institute for the Blind which composed of a children's home, kindergarten and primary school.

Hungarian culture days were held in Baku on March, 2017.

On April 24-25, 2019 a “Cooperation Program in the field of culture” was signed between the two countries during the visit of the First Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Vagif Aliyev to Hungary.

 

Treaty and Legal basis

38 documents have been signed between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Hungary.

 

Economic cooperation

Trade turnover, the volume of export and import (in USD millions)

Year

Export

Import

Trade turnover

2014

72,0

23,9

95.9

2015

0,240

27,7

27,9

2016

0,911

40,1

41,1

2017

1.9

41.34

43,3

2018

1,5

66

67,5

Source: Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The main products in export: propylene, fruit juices and vegetables, nuts, kerosene, building materials.

The main products in import: diesel engines, pharmaceuticals, confectionery, hygienic products, industrial and construction equipment.

A “Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Republic of Hungary”  was established in 2009. The Commission has held 6 meetings so far with the most recent one being held in Baku on June 27-28, 2016.

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