RIYADH — Saudi Arabia and Hungary have signed agreements to boost mutual cooperation in air transport services and water management system, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The agreement on air transport services was signed by Saudi Minister of Transport Saleh Al-Jasser and Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó.

The agreement includes a number of regulatory provisions related to air transport services.

The agreement aims to strengthen cooperation between the two sides in the field of air transport.

Earlier, the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of water management.

The MoU, which was signed by Saudi Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Abdul Rahman Al-Fadhli and Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó at the headquarters of the ministry, comes as the two countries realize importance of cooperation in the field of water and wastewater management and the need for joint efforts.

As part of the agreement, both sides are expected undertake efforts to develop and implement integrated strategies for water management and conservation, utilization of water resources, as well as efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change.

They also need to improve irrigation efficiency and reduce the effects of floods and manage their risks, in addition to developing sustainable measures to prevent and predict the erosion of valley banks.

The two sides agreed to move forward toward improving the energy efficiency of the water supply, improving the chemicals used, supporting technical innovation in this field between the two sides, and working as well to reduce non-income water and finding an appropriate mechanism for how to benefit from the reuse of wastewater.

According to the agreement, the two sides aim to strengthen cooperation between the institutions of the two countries that conduct education and research activities in the field of water management, exchange research information and scientific publications for specialists in the field of water management, as well as raise awareness through intensive campaigns to preserve water, and work to innovate new tool and technology in the field.

Source: saudigazette.com.sa