Innovation and Technology Minister László Palkovics called for strengthening and expanding cooperation between Slovenian and Hungarian economy and innovation, at an event organised by the Slovenian tourism agency in Budapest. Joint developments in the areas of artificial intelligence, the Industry 4.0 programme and 5G communication offer ample opportunities, he said, noting that cooperation in tourism is impossible without effective economic cooperation. Sustainable tourism is posing new challenges to both countries, Palkovics said. Meanwhile, both countries are in a fortunate geographic position to serve as bridges between the East and the West, he said.
Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Šarec called the two countries’ relations “excellent” and said that new opportunities of cooperation will further enrich those ties. Tourism is a promising sector, he said, as Slovenia offers unique possibilities as a destination of “green” tourism.