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Péter Szijjártó

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Hungary rejects claims of not taking proper action

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 2, 2015 11:29 AM

Hungary must very firmly reject all accusations which are levelled against it on account of claims that it is not doing enough for the management of the issue of migrants, the State Secretary for Economic Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade pointed out in Budapest.

Migration crisis must be addressed outside EU borders

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 1, 2015 4:32 PM

A policy on migrants flowing into the EU which focuses on distributing them among Member States according to quotas is mistaken. Instead, efforts to curb the migration of our modern era which is leading to a critical situation must be made outside the EU. This was the message which Péter Szijjártó had for Hungarian journalists on Monday in Brussels, where he was attending talks on a number of topics, including migration.

Austrian Chancellor’s statement is disappointing and incomprehensible

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, September 1, 2015 1:31 PM

It is disappointing and incomprehensible that the leader of a neighbouring country should talk in this vein about an issue which is causing Hungary as well as Europe immense difficulties amounting to an historic challenge. The Ambassador of Austria to Hungary has therefore been summoned to the Ministry for this afternoon, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told the Hungarian News Agency MTI on Tuesday in response to the words of Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann.

The policy of Eastward Opening is strengthening Hungarian–Chinese relations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 31, 2015 7:55 PM

At a professional event organised by the National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers on Friday, Deputy Secretary of State Zsolt Csutora said that with the strategy of Eastward Opening the Hungarian government has taken a significant step towards strengthening Hungarian-Chinese relations.

Government refuses accusations levelled by French Foreign Minister

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 31, 2015 7:46 PM

The Hungarian Government refuses all „ill-conceived attributes and accusations levelled against Hungary” which were made by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Sunday in connection with the measures adopted by Hungary for the protection of its borders, the State Secretary for Economic Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó takes part in a telephone discussion with Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcák

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 31, 2015 2:07 PM

On Monday morning the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade took part in a telephone discussion with Foreign Minister of Slovakia Miroslav Lajcák, in connection with the alarming immigration situation.

Péter Szijjártó criticises the recent statement by the French Foreign Minister

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 31, 2015 1:33 PM

According to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó, the critical remarks made by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in relation to Hungary’s temporary border security fence are astonishing and shocking, and therefore the Ministry has summoned the French chargé d'affaires in Budapest.

Increased migration is costing Hungary and extra 47.5 million euros

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 28, 2015 9:34 AM

According to the latest calculations, the recently observed huge gain in the rate of illegal migration represents increased expenditure of over 15 billion forints (EUR 47.5mn) for Hungary, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told the press on Thursday.

Let the message of Hiroshima be louder than all else

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 25, 2015 3:26 PM

In Hiroshima on 24 August, at an international meeting on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), State Secretary for Foreign Affairs István Mikola said that it is imperative that a complete ban on nuclear testing becomes generally applicable and legally binding.

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary regarding the situation on the Korean Peninsula

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 23, 2015 7:55 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary is deeply concerned about the current situation on the Korean Peninsula, and it deplores the recent escalation of tensions on the border between North and South Korea.