The Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) signed a cooperation agreement with the China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) at the Hungarian-Zhejiang Investment and Trade Forum in Budapest on Thursday.
Coinciding with the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul, Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs István Mikola attended the signing of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Turkic Council (TURKKON) agreements.
“It was an illusion to think that the change in Austrian chancellorship would bring with it a change of culture; the statement by Christian Kern on Tuesday is deeply disappointing”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said at a press conference in Budapest.
“Kazakhstan is Hungary’s most important partner in Central Asia, and in line with the two countries’ capabilities agriculture is an extremely important sector”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Parliamentary State Secretary, László Szabó, said in Budapest at the signing of the agreement on establishing a Kazakh-Hungarian Agricultural Investment Fund.
Deputy State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Kristóf Altusz paid an official visit to Oslo, where he held talks with Anniken Huitfeldt, President of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Parliament of Norway (Storting). He also met his Norwegian counterpart Christian Syséle and Helge Skaara, Director General of the Department for European Affairs, and held discussions with Tove Skarstein, Special Prime Ministerial Commissioner for Migration Affairs.
“There has never been a greater need for cooperation between the European Union and NATO in view of the fact that European security is being severely impaired by the immigration crisis”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said following Friday’s meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels.
“It is primarily IT companies that are in favour of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the EU and the United States; environmental protection groups and human rights activists are against the treaty”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Minister of State for Security Policy and International Cooperation István Mikola said at a press conference in Budapest on Thursday.
“At Thursday’s meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Brussels, Montenegro will be signing an agreement on joining the military organisation, which significantly contributes to the stability of the Western Balkan region”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said prior to the meeting.
Minister of State for Security Policy and International Cooperation István Mikola attended the opening session of the 8th European Economic Congress on 18 May 2016 in Katowice, Poland, during which he gave a speech at the panel discussion entitled “Geopolitics, Security, Economy. A Global Crisis?”.
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