During his visit to New York, Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed met with President of Hungary Pál Schmitt yesterday.

At the meeting, Vice President Dr Waheed and President Schmitt discussed ways to further enhance bilateral cooperation between the Maldives and Hungary.

President Schmitt expressed his intent to offer Maldivian students opportunities to pursue higher education in medicine, engineering and sports education at Hungarian institutes.

He also assured the Vice President of continued European Union engagement with the Maldives in the forthcoming year when Hungary assumes the EU presidency.

The Vice President explored the possibility of increasing the number of Hungarian tourists visiting the Maldives and briefed President Schmitt on investment opportunities available in the Maldives.

In addition, the Vice President also participated in the high level round table on education organised by UNICEF and the government of Qatar. The panel was headed by the spouse of the Emir of Qatar, Vice President Dr Waheed and Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd.