Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Péter Szijjártó

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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UNESCO launched its #Unite4Heritage campaign

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 14, 2015 4:45 PM

In response to the destruction of cultural heritage in conflict zones, UNESCO launched its #Unite4Heritage campaign on 28 March 2015.

Budapest service centre of UN High Commissioner for Refugees to extend its operations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 14, 2015 1:56 PM

Based on the Government’s decision, the Budapest service centre of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will extend its operations both in terms of floor space and staff, the State Secretary for Security Policy and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced.

Steady migratory pressure necessitates border fence

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 14, 2015 12:56 PM

The illegal migratory pressure on Hungary does not seem to ease, and that is the reason why a temporary security barrier needs to be built on the Hungarian–Serbian border, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szíjjártó said on Monday, 13 July on M1 news channel of the Hungarian television.

Péter Szijjártó receives new Chinese Ambassador

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 13, 2015 3:49 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó received the newly appointed Ambassador to Hungary of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Duan Jielong, for an introductory meeting.

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade regarding the terrorist attack on the Italian Consulate in Cairo

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 13, 2015 12:03 PM

Hungary strongly condemns the terrorist attack committed against the Italian Consulate in Cairo at the weekend which claimed one human life. In consequence of the attack, ten people were also injured, and the building accommodating the foreign representation sustained extensive damage.

Energy security, defence cooperation and issues in dispute discussed with Victoria Nuland

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 13, 2015 11:56 AM

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State praised Hungary for the steps it has taken in the interest of the energy security of the Central-European region, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian News Agency MTI via telephone after their bilateral meeting held in Dubrovnik on Friday where they also discussed defence cooperation and issues in dispute.

Economic relations between Hungary and Macedonia are outstanding

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 13, 2015 11:54 AM

Minister of State for Economic Diplomacy Levente Magyar said that the volume of bilateral trade between Hungary and Macedonia is growing continuously and this year has already witnessed outstanding results, which could be given even further impetus by the December meeting of the Hungarian-Macedonian Joint Economic Committee in Budapest and the business forum organised parallel to it.

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade regarding the passing of Prince Saud al-Faisal

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 10, 2015 11:10 AM

It was with deep shock and sorrow that Hungary learned that former Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Saud al-Faisal passed away.

Hungarian-Croatian bilateral relations to be improved

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 9, 2015 7:03 PM

Hungarian-Croatian bilateral political relations are at their lowest, which is contrary to Hungary’s best interests, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said after his meeting with Tomislav Karamarko, President of the opposition centre-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) held in Zagreb.

Flawless performance is required in diplomacy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 8, 2015 5:07 PM

In order for Hungary to be able to enforce its interests on the international markets in the ever keener global competition, we need flawless performance in diplomacy and cultural diplomacy, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó stressed at the meeting of the directors of Hungarian institutes abroad held on Wednesday at the Balassi Institute.