BEIRUT, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Hungarian Ambassador to Lebanon Geza Mihalyi emphasized Friday the need to activate his country's bilateral agreements with Lebanon, the National News Agency.
"We want to activate bilateral agreements with Lebanon in addition to increasing agricultural trade between the two countries and boosting religious tourism," Mihalyi was quoted as saying during his meeting with Lebanese Minister of State for Foreign Trade Hassan Mourad.
Mihalyi and Mourad also agreed to activate the role of the joint Lebanese-Hungarian economic committee.
The two officials discussed the importance of the agriculture exhibition that takes place in Budapest every year.
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil had visited Budapest in 2017 to open new markets for Lebanese agricultural and industrial production in Hungary, especially wine, honey, carob, olive oil, apples and preserves.
Meanwhile, former Minister of Agriculture Ghazi Zeaiter signed late last year a memorandum of understanding with his Hungarian counterpart touching on the agricultural sector.