In addition to finding a resolution to the crisis in Ukraine through negotiations, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe must prepare a contingency plan for guaranteeing their energy supplies, Foreign Minister János Martonyi declared on Friday.
Following their meeting in Belgrade on Monday, MFA State Secretary Zsolt Németh declared that Hungarian-Serbian relations had become very close and friendly over the past years, and Aleksandar Vučić, the First Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, had played a major role in this.
The Hungarian Government stands ready to provide immediate aid to the Hungarian community in Ukraine, Foreign Minister János Martonyi declared before the Parliamentary Committee on National Security and Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.
Hungarian-Austrian relations are highly important and they remain solid despite some disputes, Foreign Minister János Martonyi said on Wednesday after meeting his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz in Budapest.
The Visegrad Four plus Japan Exchange Year was formally launched in Tokyo on Tuesday. Marking the 10th anniversary of the Visegrad Four group's relations with Japan, the programme aims to promote trade, science and technology exchanges and cooperation, and to bolster political, diplomatic and cultural relations between Japan and the V4 countries of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
The participation of the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ) Romania's new government is very likely to improve the atmosphere of bilateral relations, Foreign Minister János Martonyi declared on Tuesday.
MFA State Secretary Zsolt Németh summoned Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Tolkach to his office on Tuesday and, on behalf of the Hungarian Government, expressed great concern about the current situation on the Crimean Peninsula. Hungary supports Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and feels that the steps taken by Russia violate international law, Mr. Németh said.
The danger that the Ukrainian crisis might escalate further has diminished, Foreign Minister János Martonyi said on Tuesday.
The Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine should be signed as soon as possible, Foreign Minister János Martonyi declared following the extraordinary meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels.
Reports that thousands of ethnic Hungarians are crossing over to Hungary from Transcarpathia in Ukraine are false, MFA State Secretary Zsolt Németh declared on public television on Monday morning. However, it is true that a few hundred young Hungarians have set off from Vynohradiv (Nagyszőlős) due to a false rumor that the Ukrainian army began military mobilisation, he added.