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Péter Szijjártó

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V4 Jewish community leaders’ conference in Budapest

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 14, 2016 5:00 PM

The leaders of the Jewish communities of the Visegrád Group (V4) countries are taking part in a two-day conference in Budapest, organised by the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (MAZSIHISZ). At the reception and guided tour that closed the first day of the meeting on 13 April, Minister of State for Cultural and Science Diplomacy István Íjgyártó gave a speech at the Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives.

Singapore is Hungary’s most important ASEAN economic partner

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 14, 2016 3:55 PM

On Wednesday Gyula Budai, Ministerial Commissioner at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade overseeing issues related to the Russian trade embargo, told Hungarian news agency MTI that Singapore is Hungary’s most important economic partner among the ASEAN countries (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations): trade volumes amounted to some USD 528 million in 2015.

Péter Szijjártó: Freedom House report is nonsense

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 14, 2016 3:16 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó called the latest report on democratic rights by Freedom House nonsense in a statement to the press in Budapest on Thursday.

V4 support to Ukraine

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 13, 2016 5:07 PM

István Mikola, Minister of State for Security Policy and International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has said that governments must pay special attention to small and medium-sized enterprises. He was speaking in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, at an event on the last stop in a road show organised by the countries of the Visegrád Four (V4) to support Ukraine by transferring know-how in the field of SMEs.

Hungary is searching for new political, economic and cultural cooperation opportunities with Portuguese-speaking countries

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 13, 2016 4:09 PM

“Hungary has requested observer status in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), through which economic, political and cultural cooperation opportunities could become available with the organisation’s member states”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Parliamentary State Secretary László Szabó announced, summarising his two-day visit to Portugal.

Hungary and Kenya agree on 5-point development plan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 13, 2016 3:46 PM

“Kenya is the most developed country in East Africa, is one of Africa’s leading powers in the fight against international terrorism and one of the engines of EU-Africa cooperation”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian news agency MTI by telephone with reference to his official visit to Kenya on Wednesday, where he met with the Kenyan Foreign Minister, the Minister of Industry and the Governor of Nairobi.

Comments by Luxembourg’s foreign minister are unacceptable

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 13, 2016 12:27 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó has said that comments by Luxembourg’s foreign minister Jean Asselborn relating to the Prime Minister of Hungary and the Hungarian migration policy are “unacceptable and shameful”.

Péter Szijjártó discusses development of economic relations with Chilean Deputy Foreign Minister

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 12, 2016 3:37 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó and Chilean Deputy Foreign Minister Edgardo Riveros met in Budapest on Monday to discuss the further development of economic relations.

Strengthening Hungarian-Chilean relations in the spirit of the Opening to the South policy – Chilean Deputy Foreign Minister visits Budapest

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 12, 2016 3:36 PM

On 11 April 2016, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Dr. László Szabó received his Chilean counterpart, Edgardo Riveros, within the framework of a political consultation. The Chilean diplomat also paid a courtesy visit to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó and Deputy Speaker of Parliament Dr. János Latorcai.

Hungarian-American relations have never been as highly developed as they are now

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 8, 2016 5:33 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó received a bipartisan delegation of United States Members of Congress on Friday in Budapest. “The system of relations between Hungary and the United States of America have never been as highly developed as they are now”, he said at the event.