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Li Keqiang Holds Telephone Talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary at Request

In the evening of April 16, 2014, Premier Li Keqiang held telephone talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary at his request.

Orbán briefed Li Keqiang on Hungary's parliamentary election and the proposals of the new Hungarian government in promoting its relations and cooperation with China.

Li Keqiang congratulated Orbán on his reelection and the "high scores" of Fidesz in the general election under his leadership. He wished Hungary for greater achievements in national development and construction.

Li Keqiang pointed out, Mr. Prime Minister paid a successfully visit to China early this year. We both agreed to further consolidate China-Hungary traditional friendship and to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation. The relevant departments of both countries are now busy implementing the outcomes of the visit. Hope that both sides could take the opportunity of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship to enhance exchanges, to promote the cooperation in those major projects as Hungary-Serbia Railway and South Budapest Belt Railway, and to strengthen cooperation in agriculture, husbandry, tourism and other fields, so as to push China-Hungary relations and the cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) to a new level.

Orbán expressed his gratitude to Li Keqiang. He said that the new Hungarian government will be committed to enhancing Hungary-China relations and is willing to join hands with China to well organize the celebration activities for the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship between both countries, to well implement the major-project cooperation and to deepen exchanges and cooperation in agriculture, people-to-people and cultural engagement and other fields. The Hungarian side stands ready to actively promote CEEC-China as well as EU-China cooperation for greater development.

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