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Péter Szijjártó

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The easing of Middle Eastern tensions is in Hungary’s interests

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, January 24, 2020 2:06 PM

“It is in Hungary’s interests for the tensions in the Middle East to ease as much as possible”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Friday in Budapest.

Hungary is producing the highest rate of economic growth in Europe

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, January 23, 2020 6:00 PM

“Hungary is producing the highest rate of economic growth in Europe”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Parliamentary State Secretary Levente Magyar declared at the official opening of Danish company Vestfrost Zrt’s new, 4.7 billion-forint (EUR 14 million) production hall in Csongrád on Thursday.

Indonesia and Hungary are establishing a 500-million-dollar joint investment fund

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, January 23, 2020 2:34 PM

“Indonesia and Hungary are establishing a 500-million-dollar joint investment fund that will create the institutional opportunity for Hungarian enterprises to take part in the Asian country’s extremely serious transport and water management infrastructure development projects in an organised manner”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced following talks in Jakarta on Thursday.

Turkmenistan is an important country in view of the fact that it is in possession of the world’s fourth largest natural gas reserves

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, January 21, 2020 6:00 PM

“It is in Hungary interests for natural gas to arrive in Hungary via as many sources and supply routes as possible, and Turkmenistan is in possession of the world’s fourth largest natural gas reserves, following Russia, Iran and Qatar, and accordingly we have an interest in gas from Turkmenistan being able to reach Europe”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s State Secretary for Information and the International Representation of Hungary Tamás Menczer said on Tuesday in Budapest following a session of the Hungary-Turkmenistan Inter-Governmental Committee for Economic Cooperation.

Europe will not be able to realise climate neutrality without nuclear energy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, January 21, 2020 3:53 PM

“Without nuclear energy, Europe will not be able to realise climate neutrality by 2050, and accordingly the European Union must cease its negative discrimination against atomic energy”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Tuesday in Prague in his lecture at the 6th Central European Atomic Energy Conference.

The instability developing in North Africa could result in an increase in migration pressure

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, January 20, 2020 6:00 PM

“The European Union must face the fact that both the instability of the Sahel region and the Libyan conflict could easily give rise to a renewed surge and a further increase in migration pressure”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Monday in Brussels in the recess of a meeting of EU foreign ministers.

Successful economic policy does not require migration

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, January 17, 2020 9:00 PM

“The past ten years of Hungarian politics has proven that successful economic policy does not require migration”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Friday in his statement at a ministerial-level meeting on the integration of immigrants organised by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Paris.

The major investments in Hungary last year are creating over 13 thousand jobs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, January 17, 2020 6:00 PM

“The major investments that arrived in Hungary last year are creating over 13 thousand new workplaces, and are affording Hungary an outstanding place in the global investment rankings”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Parliamentary State Secretary said at a press conference on Thursday.

Some four thousand more investments arrived in Hungary last year than in 2009

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, January 17, 2020 1:19 PM

“Some four thousand more investments arrived in Hungary last year via the investment promotion system than in 2009, the last full year in office of the previous left-wing liberal government”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s State Secretary for Information and the International Representation of Hungary Tamás Menczer said on Friday on Hungarian M1 current affairs television. “27 investments arrived in Hungary in 2009, and 101 in 2019”, the State Secretary explained.

Shanghai Airlines’ two new air passenger services to Budapest receive official welcome

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, January 16, 2020 6:00 PM

The two new air passenger services to Budapest launched by Shanghai Airlines at the end of last year were given an official welcome at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport. The first flights arrived from Shanghai via Xi'an and Chengdu on 30 and 31 December, and are taking off twice a week according to the published schedule.