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Péter Szijjártó

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Brussels terrorist attack was directed against Europe

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 8, 2016 12:39 PM

At a press conference prior to a civil forum in Székesfehérvár on Thursday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said that the last month’s terrorist attack was not directed against Belgium, but against Europe and the EU.

A UN Secretary-General from the Western Balkans would be useful

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 7, 2016 5:53 PM

“The next UN Secretary-General should come from Central-Eastern Europe and it would be useful if the next leader of the international organisation came from within the Western Balkan region”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday in Budapest at a press conference following his meeting with Montenegrin Foreign Minister and candidate for United Nations Secretary-General Igor Lukšić.

V4 sign memorandum of cooperation concerning EU fund for dealing with the causes of African migration

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 7, 2016 5:52 PM

The countries of the Visegrád Group have contributed a total of three million euros to the fund established by the European Union to deal with the causes of African migration, and are jointly participating in the fund’s work. In Prague on 6 April 2016, foreign ministry representatives from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic signed a related memorandum of cooperation.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade László Szabó receives Council of American Ambassadors delegation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 7, 2016 4:14 PM

A delegation from the Council of American Ambassadors, the association of non-career United States ambassadors, was received in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on 6 April by Deputy Minister László Szabó and Deputy State Secretary for Security Policy Levente Benkő. During their meetings, the parties discussed the status of American-Hungarian economic cooperation as well as current security policy issues.

Hungary will not let anyone block Serbia’s European integration

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 6, 2016 5:15 PM

Hungary will not let any institution in Brussels or any EU Member State block Serbia’s European integration. Belgrade deserves EU membership, and the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians, which forms part of the Serbian government coalition, too, plays a significant role in this, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó stressed on Tuesday in Szabadka after he had a meeting with István Pásztor, President of the Alliance.

A strong and well-respected Serbia is also in the interests of Hungary

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 6, 2016 4:17 PM

On Tuesday Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó attended an election event of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) in Pančevo, western Banat. At the event he stressed that in recent years Serbia’s government has achieved economic successes which are acknowledged Europe-wide. With its governmental achievements Serbia has gained a strong and respected position for itself, he said, adding that this is precisely in the interests of Hungary and of Hungarians living in Serbia.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó discusses challenges facing Europe with Pedro Agramunto, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 5, 2016 7:12 PM

On Tuesday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó received President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Pedro Agramunto. The two politicians agreed that not since the end of World War II has Europe had to face challenges which are as numerous and serious as it is facing now.

Germany is Hungary’s most important partner

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 5, 2016 4:35 PM

“Germany is Hungary’s most important partner both politically and economically”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in Berlin prior to a meeting with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The migration crisis also poses a serious economic risk

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 4, 2016 4:53 PM

“In addition to the political risk, the migration crisis also poses a serious economic risk, because the crisis and the lack of a joint European response to it is endangering the Schengen Area, which if it were to collapse would be a ‘coup de grace’ for Europe from an economic perspective”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said.

Hungary to concentrate on cybernetic defence

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, April 4, 2016 3:49 PM

At the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C., which ended on Friday with the participant states formulating commitments and adopting a closing document, Hungary undertook to help develop cybernetic defence, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian news agency MTI.