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Péter Szijjártó

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The reasons for migration must also be tackled, not only the consequences

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 10, 2015 6:26 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó held talks with Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) Li Yong on Wednesday, during the course of which the parties agreed that in addition to handling the consequences of immigration, its causes must also be tackled.

Texts of five agreements finalised at Hungarian-Algerian Joint Committee meeting

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 10, 2015 6:18 PM

The texts of five bilateral international agreements were finalised at the meeting of the Hungarian-Algerian Joint Economic Committee. These are expected to be signed during a visit to Hungary by the Algerian Prime Minister in a few weeks’ time, Minister of State for Economic Diplomacy Levente Magyar said.

Illegal immigrants are being provided for at designated reception centres

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 9, 2015 7:56 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó has said that Hungary is providing illegal immigrants with care in accordance with international conventions – but only at reception centres and refugee camps.

There is a strong international media campaign underway against Hungary

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 9, 2015 3:27 PM

There is a strong international media campaign underway against Hungary, and the planned quota system is a step in the wrong direction, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian daily Népszabadság.

Péter Szijjártó speaks with Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 9, 2015 3:25 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó held negotiations with his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei by phone today to discuss the challenges Europe faces as a result of modern-day mass migration. Mr. Makei assured Hungary of the Belarus Government’s support in handling the challenges posed by the migration.

New high for Hungarian vehicle manufacturing industry production

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 9, 2015 10:58 AM

Hungarian vehicle manufacturing industry production increased by 16 percent year-on-year to 3900 billion forints (EUR 12.4bn) during the first six months of the year; the vehicle industry is responsible for 30.4 percent of processing industry productivity, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said at the inauguration of Audi’s second EUR 32 million logistics centre.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade rejects comments by Swedish Prime Minister

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 9, 2015 10:55 AM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó has rejected comments on Hungary made by the Swedish Prime Minister with relation to the immigration crisis on Tuesday, which he said were unacceptable.

Threatening to withdraw funding is unethical

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 8, 2015 5:15 PM

"It is extremely hypocritical and unethical” for certain western politicians to threaten to withdraw financial support while Europe is searching for a solution to one of the greatest challenges the EU has ever faced, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian news agency MTI on Tuesday.

Solidarity means that we protect our shared borders

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 7, 2015 8:15 PM

"For us solidarity means that we protect our (EU) borders", said Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó in an interview published in Monday's edition of the Austrian newspaper Der Standard, in which he also stressed that for Hungary the protection of borders is one of its highest priorities.

Hungary is fully adhering to all EU regulations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 6, 2015 6:20 PM

“Hungary is fully adhering to all EU regulations when handling and treating the immense numbers of immigrants, in addition to which it is doing everything possible to protect the external Schengen border”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Sunday.