“Europe must draw on the lessons learned from the referendum on Great Britain’s EU membership”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said at an extraordinary press conference on Friday concerning the British referendum.
On Friday in Parliament, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held talks with members of the US-Hungary Business Council (USHBC), and said that American companies active in Hungary provide jobs to hundreds of thousands of Hungarian citizens.
Retail sales grew by 6.7 percent in April compared to the same period in the previous year, meaning sales have now increased for the 34th consecutive month. In international comparison, April’s increase in retail sales in Hungary was the highest in the European Union and well above the EU average of 2.4 percent.
Deputy State Secretary for Hungary’s economic Southward Opening policy Szilveszter Bus and the CEO of Hungarian National Trading House Cls. Zsanett Ducsai-Oláh invited the ambassadors of Latin American countries with diplomatic representations in Budapest and Vienna to attend a business seminar in the interests of identifying concrete opportunities for business cooperation.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade called Hungarian-American economic cooperation a true success story; following a meeting with the members of the US-Hungary Business Council in Budapest on Thursday, Péter Szijjártó highlighted the fact that the United States has become the largest investor in Hungary outside the European Union.
“Every nation has the right to make a sovereign decision on how they wish to live their lives, and the British must also be afforded this right and their decision must be respected, but Hungary would nevertheless be glad if the United Kingdom were to remain a member of the European Union”, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga said following the opening ceremony of a professional conference.
“Whatever the people of Britain decide at the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, that decision must be respected”, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on Hungarian M1 television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.
According to secret service information, the threat of terrorism has increased in France, János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office pointed out at his press conference.
The Hungarian Government’s investor-friendly economic policy offers favourable opportunities to businesses from the United States as well, Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga stated at the meeting held with the delegation of the US-Hungary Business Council.
The Government of Hungary strongly condemns the tests conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on June 22, 2016 in the course of which two Musudan-type intermediate-range ballistic missiles were fired.