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Péter Szijjártó

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Deputy State Secretary Kristóf Altusz meets with U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot, Chairman of the House Small Business Committee

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 19, 2015 12:44 PM

On 18 August Deputy State Secretary for European and American Affairs Kristóf Altusz hosted a meeting, with a U.S. congressional delegation led by Rep. Steve Chabot (R-O), Chairman of the House Small Business Committee. The congressional delegation visited Hungary as part of a Central and Eastern European regional tour.

American power management company Eaton opens services centre in Budapest

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 13, 2015 3:22 PM

In Budapest on Thursday, Minister of State for Economic Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Levente Magyar and Eaton Regional President Kurt McMaken jointly announced that American power management company Eaton has opened a shared services centre in Budapest, which will create some 150 new jobs by the end of 2016.

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade regarding the alleged murder of Tomislav Salopek

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 13, 2015 1:58 PM

Hungary utterly condemns every threat or act of terrorism; this condemnation naturally applies to the alleged murder of Tomislav Salopek.

Condemnation of terrorist atrocities in Afghanistan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 12, 2015 1:51 PM

“Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade strongly condemns the wave of terrorist attacks which have taken place in Afghanistan – both in the capital and in the provinces – since the beginning of August. These have overwhelmingly targeted civilians, and among the hundreds of casualties – which have included a large number of women and children – at least eighty people have died.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade summons Ambassador of Romania

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 11, 2015 5:25 PM

On 11 August, Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Levente Magyar summoned to his office Ambassador of Romania Victor Micula, to request an explanation of comments made by Prime Minister of Romania Victor Ponta on 10 August on Romania TV; these included unacceptable accusations against Hungary.

With genuine refugees there is no need for quotas

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 8, 2015 9:00 AM

The Bavarian newspaper Passauer Neue Presse published an interview with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó in its Thursday issue under the title „With genuine refugees there is no need for quotas”.

Old Röszke-Horgos border-crossing station re-opened

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 1, 2015 11:21 AM

The old Röszke-Horgos border-crossing station has been re-opened. The two-by-two-lane border-crossing station on the No. 5 motorway is open to international passenger traffic, not including vehicles which are not allowed to use motorways, and coaches in August, every day between 7.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary strongly condemns the arson committed in the West Bank

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 1, 2015 9:00 AM

The Government of Hungary strongly condemns the vicious arson committed on 31st of July 2015 against a Palestinian house in Kafr Duma in the West Bank, causing the death of an 18-month-old Palestinian child and seriously injuring the victim’s parents and his four-year-old brother.

Alliance between Hungary and Audi further intensifying

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 31, 2015 12:03 PM

By virtue of a number of new developments and investments, the alliance between Hungary and Audi is further intensifying, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told the Hungarian News Agency MTI after his meeting with the Chairman of the automobile manufacturing company’s Board of Management in Ingolstadt, Bavaria on Thursday.

Modification of the agreement on the change to the UNHCR’s headquarters signed

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 29, 2015 3:22 PM

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on 28 July, Deputy State Secretary for International Cooperation Ádám Zoltán (representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and Head of the UNHCR Global Service Centre Rossella Pagliuchi-Lor (representing the UN Refugee Agency) signed a protocol amending the agreement on the organisation’s headquarters, regulating its legal status in Hungary in Budapest. This amendment will facilitate the expansion of the UNHCR Service Centre, which has been operating in Budapest since 2008.