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Péter Szijjártó

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Government concludes strategic partnership agreement with ExxonMobil

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, June 1, 2018 7:13 PM

The Government and U.S. oil and gas company ExxonMobil have concluded a strategic partnership agreement, which was signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó and Director of ExxonMobil’s Budapest Office Romke Noordhuis on Friday in Budapest.

The security of the Hungarian people is the Government’s top priority

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, June 1, 2018 3:10 PM

“Protecting the security of the Hungary people is the Government’s most important task in view of the fact it was given a mandate and responsibility to do just that at the elections”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Friday in Budapest following a press event on another topic.

Péter Szijjártó receives EC Commissioner for Competition

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, June 1, 2018 12:56 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó received the European Commission’s Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager in his office on Thursday, the Ministry said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Friday morning.

The Hungarian Government supports the EU’s free trade agreements

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, June 1, 2018 11:13 AM

“The Hungarian Government supports the European Union’s intention to conclude as many and as ambitious free trade agreements as possible, but expects Hungarian sensitivities to be taken into account”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian news agency MTI on Thursday at the Ministerial Council Meeting of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

Central Europe is once again a natural ally of the United States

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, June 1, 2018 11:10 AM

“The United States once again views Central Europe as a natural, strategic ally”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Friday morning. With relation to his meeting on Wednesday with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Mr. Szijjártó explained: “During the Obama presidency, Central Europe was removed from American foreign policy’s ‘positive agenda’, but this has now changed”.

Intergovernmental working group on Ukrainian Education Act to convene in June

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, June 1, 2018 10:46 AM

The intergovernmental working group on the Ukrainian Education Act proposed by Hungary to Ukraine will convene in the second half of June, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced.

The Hungarian Government is outraged by and rejects the UNHCR call

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, May 31, 2018 3:56 PM

“The Hungarian Government is outraged by and rejects the UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) call for Hungary to withdraw the legislative package which, in its opinion, would significantly restrict the ability of NGOs and individuals to support asylum-seekers and refugees”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Thursday.

Hungary is committed to protecting European Judeo-Christian heritage

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, May 31, 2018 11:33 AM

“Hungary is committed to protecting European Judeo-Christian heritage and is proud of the Jewish community living in Hungary”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday in Washington.

Hungary and the United States have confirmed their strategic alliance

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, May 31, 2018 11:00 AM

“Hungary and the United States have confirmed their strategic alliance”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told public media following his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Wednesday.

Hungary is not joining the European chorus that is hysterically criticising the United States

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, May 30, 2018 2:43 PM

With today’s official visit to Washington and the meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State, we are confirming that “Hungary does not want to become a member of the European chorus that is hysterically criticising the United States”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Wednesday in Washington prior to his meeting with his American counterpart.