Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Péter Szijjártó

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Hungary must exit the adoption process of the Global Compact for Migration

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 13, 2018 7:10 PM

“In view of the fact that the UN Compact for Migration will be mandatory for member states, Hungary must exit the adoption process and make it absolutely clear that it in no way regards any of the measures or guidelines included in the migration package as applicable to itself”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Friday in New York.

The Hungarian economy must be built on know-how and innovation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 9, 2018 4:13 PM

“From the perspective of Hungary’s sustainable development, it is important for the production-based economy established in the country since 2010 to become an economy that is based on know-how and innovation”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó stressed before Parliament’s Sustainable Development Committee on Monday in Budapest.

Cooperation between Central Europe and China is also in the interests of the whole of the EU

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 9, 2018 9:46 AM

“It is in the interests of both Central Europe and the whole of the EU for cooperation with China to be tightened”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared following a meeting of the heads of government of China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries (China-CEEC) in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the meeting, Hungary was represented by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Hungarian-Chinese cooperation is expanding dynamically in all fields

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 7, 2018 3:26 PM

“Hungarian-Chinese cooperation is expanding dynamically in all fields”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced in a statement to public media on Friday in Sofia.

French Ambassador Éric Fournier awarded Commander’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 6, 2018 2:02 PM

France’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary H. E. Mr. Éric Fournier was awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit; the decoration was presented to the Ambassador on Friday in Budapest by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó.

Extremely close Hungarian-German defence cooperation to be established

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 5, 2018 1:23 PM

“Extremely close defence and defence industry cooperation is to be established between Hungary and Germany; a Central European NATO division command is being set up with the support of Germany”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian public media on Thursday in Berlin.

The battle with the forces that are organising migration continues

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 4, 2018 9:13 AM

“Hungary expects the Austrian EU-Presidency to practice a totally new politics that is the complete reverse of Brussels’ existing migration policy, and the Hungarian Government will be providing all possible support towards this”, said Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó, according to whom the battle with the forces that are organising migration must continue.

We can expect the rebirth of Hungarian-American relations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 4, 2018 9:40 AM

“It is no exaggeration to state that in the upcoming period we can expect the rebirth of Hungarian-American relations”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared at the July 4 celebrations held by the United States Embassy in Budapest, where he and recently appointed U.S. Ambassador David B. Cornstein both gave speeches.

The receiving centres must be established outside the EU

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 3, 2018 4:50 PM

“The protection of the European Union’s external borders cannot be complete if the so-called hot-spots, the centres for receiving and collecting migrants, are not established outside the EU”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared on Hungarian M1 television’s Tuesday morning current affairs program.