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Kenya, Hungary seek to entrench closer relations

Muturi who is on a 4-day visit to Budapest on the invitation of Speaker László Kövér, termed the visit as an important milestone in further strengthening Kenya-Hungary relations/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30 – National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has lauded heightened relations between Kenya and Hungary resulting to 100 annual scholarships for Kenyan students specializing in Health and Education sectors.

Muturi who is on a 4-day visit to Budapest on the invitation of Speaker László Kövér, termed the visit as an important milestone in further strengthening Kenya-Hungary relations.

The House Speaker thanked him for the invitation and the grand reception extended to his delegation as expressed Kenya’s interest in engaging Budapest and in improving the trade balance between the two countries.

“We are happy to be here and grateful for your great reception. Our visit now marks the commencement of the engagement we envisage between our legislatures”, He said.

Speaking when he received Speaker Muturi, at the Parliament Building, the Hungarian Speaker underscored the place of Parliamentary Diplomacy in enriching bilateral relations in the modern world, noting that their respective legislatures are key agencies in the cultivation of closer ties.

“This visit is a historic one. We are happy that our relations have really flourished over the last couple of months. We are keen in cultivating deeper relations with our friends in Africa, key among them Kenya”, Kövér said as he observed that Hungary was honoured by the visit especially given that Speaker Muturi is the first Kenyan Speaker to ever visit Hungary.

Speaker László, on his part observed that Hungary was honoured by the visit especially given that Speaker Muturi is the first Kenyan Speaker to ever visit Hungary.

Muturi further extended an invitation to his Hungarian counterpart, to grace the National Prayer Breakfast, slated to be held in May.

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