Islamabad - Hungary will provide 80 fully paid scholarships to  Pakistani students, said Janos Lastofka, Hungarian Deputy Head of Mission to Pakistan on Tuesday.

This he said while addressing a lecture on “bilateral relations between Pakistan & Hungary” held here at the Department of Politics and International Relations (P&IR) of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).

Talking about the Hungary’s cooperation to Pakistan in the field of education, he said average 60-70 bright students are enrolled in Hungarian universities on government sponsored scholarships. “We are now looking at developing mutual contacts between research institutes and universities and hope to increase scholarships up to 80 Pakistani students who will be provided fully paid scholarships,” he said.

The Hungarian diplomat said that bilateral trade between both countries is improving and there is huge potential in Pakistan for Hungarian companies in many fields. He also focused on history of Hungary, its geography and foreign policy.

Dr Nabi Bux Jummani, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, lauded the efforts of Department of P&IR while saying that lecture was the most relevant activity to provide opportunity to the students to interact with diplomats and experts of international affairs.

Earlier, Manzoor Khan Afridi, Head of the Department, said in his opening remarks that department is focusing to broaden the exposure of students and department would keep arranging such activities in future also.

The lecture was also joined by the faculty members of the department, including Masood ur Rehman Khattak, Muhammad Nawaz and a large number of the students of department.