Annual Scholarships

Bangladesh, Hungary reach agreement

Diplomatic Correspondent

3 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A memorandum of understanding has been signed for a yearly intake of 130 Bangladeshi students at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels in Hungary for next three years.        

The deal between the two countries would help Bangladeshi students secure Hungarian government’s full scholarships under the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme. 

Bangladesh Ambassador to Austria, Hungary and Slovenia Muhammad Abdul Muhith and Dr Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich, State Secretary for the Hungarian Diplomatic Academy and Scholarship Hungaricum Programme, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides at a ceremony held at the ministry in Budapest on Wednesday. 

According to the new MoU, there are 30 dedicated scholarships for the students and professionals in the field of nuclear energy.

During the meeting before the ceremony, two sides had a fruitful discussion about the future roadmap for the growing bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Hungary including the important elements such as an agreement on economic cooperation, establishment of a joint economic commission, a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the health sector, operation follow-up of existing bilateral instruments including water management and agriculture, and the Foreign Minister-level Joint Communiqué of September 2020.

It was also discussed about the joint-celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Budapest this year, cooperation and reciprocal support mechanism at the multilateral level, and a possible memorandum of understanding to train Bangladeshi young diplomats at the Hungarian Diplomatic Academy.

The Bangladesh ambassador was accompanied by Rahat Bin Zaman, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, and Bangladesh Honorary Consul in Budapest Dr Greg Pataki.