Péter Sztáray, Political Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs consulted with Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil Vera Lúcia Barrouin Machado in Budapest on March 19.
Foreign Minister János Martonyi said on Tuesday that he had raised the sensitive issue of the post-World War II Benes decrees during talks with his Slovak counterpart last week and, in relation to that, a possible apology from Slovakia.
On Monday Gábor Kaleta, Press Chief at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that Hungary would take part in the elaboration of the Arms Trade Treaty – which is being negotiated under the auspices of the United Nations – and that it opposed illegal arms trafficking.
On March 15, Deputy State Secretary Gergely Prőhle paid a visit to Hamburg, Germany, at the invitation of former mayor of the city Klaus von Dohnanyi and the Hungarian community in Hamburg.
The president of the United Nations General Assembly has appointed Hungary as co-chair, alongside Kenya, of inter-governmental talks on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the ambassador of Hungary’s permanent representative said.
On Monday Hungarian Consul General József Bacskai declared that Hungarian citizens had been insulted on two occasions in Uzhhorod (Ungvár) during the weekend, while the commemorations held to celebrate the Hungarian National Day of March 15 (when the Hungarian War of Independence broke out in 1848) were not upset by any turbulent acts.
European integration and Hungary's participation in it are beneficial to the country in every way, Foreign Minister János Martonyi said at a public event on Monday.
During his official visit to Bratislava, Foreign Minister János Martonyi held meetings with Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič, Prime Minister Robert Fico and Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák on March 13.
Relations between Hungary and Slovakia have reached a „new level” and bilateral communications between the two countries has recently been „unprecedentedly intense”, Foreign Minister János Martonyi said in Bratislava on 13 March 2013.