Hungary to supply Uzbekistan with cooling technologies for nuclear power plants


Hungary will establish cooperation with Uzbekistan in a number of areas, including nuclear energy, Hungary Today reported with reference to Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó, Trend reports quoting

The minister led the Hungarian delegation to the 7th meeting of the intergovernmental commission of the two countries, held on May 4. Szijjártó and MIFT chief Sardor Umurzakov discussed deepening cooperation.

The Hungarian side will provide cooling technologies for the planned nuclear power plant in the Jizzakh region – within the framework of a project estimated at 300-400 million euros. Hungary will also train specialists in the field of nuclear energy.

The parties will work together in the field of agriculture and water management. According to Szijjártó, the countries of the Turkish Council will establish an institution to prevent droughts.

In addition, representatives of both countries agreed to increase the number of quotas for Uzbek students in Hungarian universities. The Stipendium Hungaricum program will provide 170 scholarships instead of 100, the Hungarian Foreign Ministry said.

Representatives of the two countries have reached preliminary agreements on joint projects in the fields of pharmaceuticals, mechanics, building materials, chemical industry and textile industry. It was also agreed to hold a bilateral regional forum.

Finally, Uzbekistan and Hungary signed a cooperation agreement in the field of tourism. It is designed to create the conditions for an increase in mutual tourist flows.

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