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Consulate of Hungary opens in Atyrau

November 11 2014, 11:28

By Zulfiya Bainekeeva

New Regional Consulate of Hungary has been opened in Atyrau on Novermber 7. Orazgali Karshegenov, CEO of Atyrau Zharyk JSC, was appointed as Honorary Consul of Hungary in the Western Kazakhstan.

Mihaly Varga, Minister of  National Economy of Hungary, Imre Laslotski, the Extraodinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Hunagary to Kazakhstan and Baktykozha Izmukhambetov, the Governor of Atyrau Oblast attended the ceremony that took place in Atyrau Zharyk office building.

- Relations between Kazakhstan and Hungary are at a high level today. I can say with full confidence that Hungary is among the top five strategic partners of Kazakhstan in Europe, - said Minister bVarga introducing the honorary consul.

It is a great honor for us, and the opening of the Consulate in one of the regions of Kazakhstan opens additional opportunities to increase our cooperation in various fields,”- he added. 

Imre Laslotski, the Extraodinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Hunagary to KazakhstanImre Laslotski, the Extraodinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Hunagary to KazakhstanAmbassador Imre Laslotski says that Kazakhs and Hungarians have a lot in common. –“The Hungarians call themselves “the most western Kazakhs”. Hungarians were historically nomads and we are proud of it. This region sis very attractive for business and here is the high economic activity. We want to increase our cooperation."

More than a dozen of Hungarian companies are operating in Atyrau region.

- Can Atyralians get Shengen visa here in Atyrau with the help of the new consul?

- The Consul may assist in getting visa but he cannot issue it. You need to have a biometry and that requires a speciola equipment. But we are currently negotiating and maybe in a few years time it will be possible.”

Photo by Kanat Eleuov

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