Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Péter Szijjártó

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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There will never be agreement on the adoption of mandatory resettlement quotas

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, October 19, 2018 8:25 PM

“It is good news with relation to the admittance of refugees that the issue of mandatory quotas has finally been removed from the agenda and everyone has understood that there will be no quotas, because there can be no quotas”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared on Friday in Brussels in a statement to Hungarian reporters in the recess of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).

It in Europe’s interests to establish tighter relations with Asia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, October 19, 2018 6:01 PM

“It is in Europe’s definite interests to establish even tighter relations with Asia in view of the fact that a global trade and economic war is beginning to unfold”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared in Brussels in the recess of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on Friday.

Hungary expresses its deepest sympathies to the families and relatives of the victims of the Kerch attack

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, October 19, 2018 12:52 PM

Hungary expresses its deepest sympathies to the families and relatives of the 20 victims of the gun and bomb attacks at the Technical College in Kerch.

An agreement must be reached with London on the conditions for Brexit

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, October 19, 2018 12:32 PM

According to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó, it is obvious that an agreement must be reached on the system of conditions for the termination of the United Kingdom’s EU membership (Brexit), because failure to come to an agreement would cause major damage to the remaining European Union in view of the fact that the United Kingdom is the EU’s second largest economy and the world’s fifth largest.

Péter Szijjártó holds talks with Serbian energy minister

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, October 17, 2018 11:40 AM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó held talks with Serbian Minister of Energy and Mining Aleksandar Antić in Budapest on Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI.

Hungary could re-join the International Bank for Economic Cooperation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, October 17, 2018 11:37 AM

“The Government is in negotiation concerning Hungary’s re-joining of the International Bank for Economic Cooperation (IBEC) in the interests of increasing available international resources”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Tuesday following talks with IBEC Chairman Denis Ivanov.

Hungary has an interest in maintaining good neighbourly relations with Ukraine

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, October 15, 2018 7:24 PM

“Hungary has an interest in maintaining good neighbourly relations with Ukraine, and its wish is that its eastern neighbour be a democratic country that respects its international commitments, and which regards the national minorities living within its borders, including the Hungarian community, as a resource”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared on Monday in Luxembourg.

There are no human rights linked to the illegal crossing of borders or the arbitrary choosing of target countries

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, October 15, 2018 5:56 PM

“There are no human rights linked to the illegal crossing of borders or the arbitrary choosing of target countries, and accordingly whenever the European Union takes action with relation to migration, it must always set out from the foundations of international law, which makes it clear that migration is not a human right”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared at a press conference on Monday.

Hungary will not vote through any sanctions against Poland

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, October 15, 2018 10:19 AM

“Hungary will not vote through any sanctions against Poland and can count on Poland’s support throughout the Article 7 proceedings”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared on Monday in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI prior to a one-day meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg.