NIS – Hungary wants to take part in Serbia’s economic rise and it is also interested in investing in southern Serbia, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban said Monday.

Hungary’s Eximbank has opened an approx. 61 mln euro credit line to support Hungarian and Serbian investors interested in economic cooperation between the two countries, Orban said after a joint session of the Serbian and the Hungarian governments in Nis, southern Serbia.

“Today, Hungary can be considered an economically successful country. We have sources of funding that we can invest in joint Serbian-Hungarian investments, and we have now begun to pay attention to southern Serbia as well,” Orban said.

Orban said the Hungarian government – which has recently approved 166 mln euros for investments in Serbia’s Vojvodina province – would ensure additional funds if the 61 mln euros are spent.