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Péter Szijjártó

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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.

Bangkok Bombing – Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 20, 2015 11:23 AM

It was with great sorrow that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary learned of the bomb attack on 17 August 2015 near the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok.

Press release on the occasion of the World Humanitarian Day (19 August)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 19, 2015 4:49 PM

Based on the decision of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the international community has celebrated the World Humanitarian Day on 19 August of every year since 2008. This is when we remember the 22 victims of the bombing of the Baghdad headquarters of the UN on this day in 2003 as well as the generous contribution of those who provide humanitarian aid, and we also seek to draw the attention of the wider public to the current humanitarian challenges we are facing globally.

Deputy State Secretary Kristóf Altusz meets with U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot, Chairman of the House Small Business Committee

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 19, 2015 12:44 PM

On 18 August Deputy State Secretary for European and American Affairs Kristóf Altusz hosted a meeting, with a U.S. congressional delegation led by Rep. Steve Chabot (R-O), Chairman of the House Small Business Committee. The congressional delegation visited Hungary as part of a Central and Eastern European regional tour.

American power management company Eaton opens services centre in Budapest

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 13, 2015 3:22 PM

In Budapest on Thursday, Minister of State for Economic Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Levente Magyar and Eaton Regional President Kurt McMaken jointly announced that American power management company Eaton has opened a shared services centre in Budapest, which will create some 150 new jobs by the end of 2016.

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade regarding the alleged murder of Tomislav Salopek

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 13, 2015 1:58 PM

Hungary utterly condemns every threat or act of terrorism; this condemnation naturally applies to the alleged murder of Tomislav Salopek.

Condemnation of terrorist atrocities in Afghanistan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, August 12, 2015 1:51 PM

“Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade strongly condemns the wave of terrorist attacks which have taken place in Afghanistan – both in the capital and in the provinces – since the beginning of August. These have overwhelmingly targeted civilians, and among the hundreds of casualties – which have included a large number of women and children – at least eighty people have died.