The Hungarian-Kazakh inter-governmental business council concluded its sixth session by signing cooperation agreements on setting up two working groups, in Budapest on Friday, the Hungarian finance minister said. One working group will focus on nuclear energy tasked with exploring its peaceful uses and launching joint innovation, research and development projects in the area, Mihály Varga said. The other will focus on tourism including cooperation in information exchange, vocational training and boosting investments, he said. The council also explored further cooperation possibilities in water management, and in the health, pharmaceutical and advanced digital solution sectors, Varga added. Hungary further offered to increase the number of scholarships available for Kazakh youth by 50 to 250 under the Stipendium Hungaricum programme. Kazakh Economy Minister Timur Suleimenov called Hungary an important strategic partner, and praised bilateral cooperation highlighting the scholarship programme.