(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The first Arab-Hungary got underway here Monday attended by more than 200 participants from 16 Arab countries including Kuwait.
The two-day forum aims at exploring economic cooperation opportunities between the Arab countries on one side and Hungary on the other.
Hungarian prime minister Viktro Orban, speaking to KUNA following the inauguration of the forum, commended the relations between his country and Kuwait.
He hoped the forum would further contribute to launching a new phase of relations and cooperation between Hungary and Kuwait.
Orban noted that a delegation from Hungary had recently visited Kuwait and met with government officials to discuss the fostering of economic relations.
Orban did not rule out paying a visit to Kuwait.
On the Arab investors, Orban said Hungary was offering a variety of investment opportunities and the Arab investors, including Kuwaitis, could make good use of them, citing sectors of energy, technology, agriculture, green industries, renewable energy, tourism, food industries, knowledge, infrastructure, transport, information technology and banking.
In his opening speech, Orban voiced regret that economic relations with the Arab world were below expectations.
He hoped the forum would trigger economic and investment collaboration, as well as partnership between the two sides.
Chairman of Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ali Al-Ghanem was leading his country's delegation to the forum.