Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Vice Chairman of GE discuss cooperation between higher education and industry and the Paks enlargement

20 January 2016

In Parliament on Wednesday Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Vice Chairman of General Electric (GE) John G. Rice discussed Hungarian developments in the field of workforce training and the Paks II enlargement project.

The meeting was also attended by Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office János Lázár and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó. In order to provide high-quality training possibilities for Hungarian workers, participants at the meeting agreed to initiate cooperation between higher education and the industrial sector that will be of regional importance.
Also on the meeting agenda was capacity increase at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant. The Vice Chairman of GE showed interest in the project, and both he and the Prime Minister expressed their hopes that it will provide an opportunity for a successful American-Russian cooperation.
Both parties noted with satisfaction that GE is the third largest exporter in Hungary, providing jobs to 11,000 Hungarian citizens, and that the company is continuously expanding its capacities in the country.
MTI, Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister, Photo: Károly Árvai/

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  • Viktor Orbán, 52
  • Lawyer, graduated at Eötvös Loránd University and studied at Pembroke College, Oxford
  • Married to Anikó Lévai
  • They have five children: Ráhel, Gáspár, Sára, Róza, Flóra
  • Chairman of FIDESZ, vice-chairman of the European People's Party


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