HC Deb 24 June 1965 vol 714 cc236-7W
35. Sir W. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on his visit to Hungary.

Mr. Crosland

I visited Hungary for four days from 11th to 15th June as the guest of the Hungarian Government, being the first Minister of Cabinet rank to do so since the war. I visited a number of educational establishments, mainly in the field of higher education, and discussed the cultural relations between our two countries with the Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. Kallai) and the Minister of Education (Mr. Ilku) and his deputy Ministers. There was no formal agenda and we did not seek to negotiate on cultural or other matters. I believe my visit may have helped to strengthen good relations between our two countries and I am grateful for the invitation which made this possible.

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