Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Péter Szijjártó

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Hungarian-Russian economic cooperation regains positive direction

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 9, 2016 1:51 PM

“Hungarian-Russian economic cooperation has exited the negative spiral and has begun moving in a positive direction for the first time since the introduction of economic sanctions against Russia by the European Union”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian news agency MTI in Thursday following a meting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Hamburg.

In the new world order North America, Europe and Central Asia must cooperate better

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 8, 2016 5:36 PM

“A new order has developed in the world, the opportunities of which can only be fully made use of if North America, Europe and Central Asia cooperate to a greater degree than they have so far”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday in Hamburg at a session of the highest level governing body of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Ministerial Council.

Hungary and Malaysia are ready to raise their cooperation to a higher level

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 8, 2016 11:30 AM

Deputy State Secretary for Hungary’s foreign trade policy of Opening to the South Szilveszter Bus was on an official visit to Malaysia on 5-7 December, where he held talks with officials from the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Trade and Industry and gave opening speeched at the Hungary Fair 2016 trade fair and expo organised by the Hungarian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur to showcase the premium quality products of Hungarian enterprises, and at the opening ceremony of Hungarian Gastronomy Weeks.

Hungary and Portugal agree on expanding consular representation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 8, 2016 11:29 AM

“Within the framework of bilateral talks, Hungary has come to an agreement with Portugal on the significant expansion of cooperation on consular representation”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian news agency MTI in a recess during the two-day meeting of NATO member states in Brussels on Tuesday.

US State Department’s comments on Hungarian court rulings unacceptable

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 7, 2016 3:57 PM

It is shocking and unacceptable that the Department of State of the United States should comment on the judgements of Hungarian courts.

NATO to assume greater role in countering immigration crisis

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 7, 2016 12:36 PM

The pressure of immigration continues to pose a security risk to the future of the European Union and the European continent, and Hungary will therefore initiate that NATO should assume a role in countering the immigration crisis not only at Member State level, but also as a military alliance as a whole, Péter Szijjártó stated.

Long-term Russian-Hungarian gas trade agreement to celebrate 20 years

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 6, 2016 11:00 AM

State Secretary for Security Policy and International Cooperation Dr István Mikola opened the MVM-Gazprom celebratory event that was held on the occasion of the 20-year jubilee of the Hungarian-Russian long-term cooperation within the framework of the Budapest Energy Summit.

Hungary is supporting Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic integration

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 5, 2016 10:48 AM

On Friday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in a telephone statement to Hungarian news agency from his Skopje visit that Hungary is supporting Macedonia’s European Union and NATO integration because the stability of Macedonia is extremely important not only from the perspective of security in the Western Balkans, but also that of the whole of Central Europe.