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Péter Szijjártó

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EU’s new Africa Strategy cannot serve as a document to boost migration

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Hungary expects the European Union’s new Africa Strategy currently in the making to focus on the implementation of economic development programmes and the improvement of the security situation, rather than serve as a document that inspires ever further flows of migration, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade said on Monday in Brussels, in a break of the meeting of the foreign ministers of EU Member States.

Venice Commission also finds Ukrainian Language Act to be contradictory to international law

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 7, 2019 8:00 PM

“The latest expert opinion issued by the Venice Commission has once again made it clear that the Language Act adopted during the period in office of the previous Ukrainian President strips national communities of their existing, previously acquired rights with relation to the use of their native languages”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Saturday.

Cultural cooperation is an outstanding hinterland for the development of relations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 6, 2019 10:57 AM

At the opening of the new Hungarian Cultural Institute in Tokyo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said: “Cultural cooperation represents an outstanding hinterland for the development of political and economic relations”.

Central Europe has become the engine of European economic growth

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 6, 2019 10:21 AM

“The significance of Central Europe has increased continuously in recent years, and it has become the engine of European economic growth”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Friday in Tokyo.

170 Japanese companies provide jobs for 35 thousand Hungarians

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 5, 2019 3:27 PM

“A total of 170 Japanese companies provide jobs for 35 thousand Hungarians, and this is one of the reasons why it is important to maintain the dynamics of the development of Hungarian-Japanese relations”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday in Tokyo.

Hungarian-Japanese relations have never been as good

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 5, 2019 1:11 PM

“Hungarian-Japanese relations have never been as good as they are today”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday in Tokyo.

There is also a need for NATO because of the new security challenges being posed by terrorist organisations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 4, 2019 8:00 PM

“Everything must be done in the interests of assuring that NATO remains the most successful defensive alliance in world history in future, particularly in view of the fact that the new technologies being used by terrorist organisations mean the appearance of a new dimension of challenges”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Wednesday in London.

Hungary will continue to block Ukraine’s relations with NATO until the Transcarpathian Hungarians are given back their rights

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 4, 2019 8:00 PM

“Hungary will withdraw its veto blocking the tightening of relations between NATO and Ukraine if the Transcarpathian Hungarians are given back the rights they were entitled prior to the introduction of the Ukrainian language act”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in a statement to public media at the NATO summit in London on Wednesday.

Péter Szijjártó: Guaranteeing religious freedom is one of the cornerstones of British politics

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 3, 2019 9:00 PM

“Guaranteeing religious freedom and aiding communities that are being persecuted for religious reasons is one of the cornerstones of Great Britain’s foreign policy, and this corresponds to the Hungarian government’s policy of aiding persecuted Christians”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in a telephone statement to Hungarian news agency MTI from London late on Tuesday evening.

Hungary is providing assistance toward the mitigation of Albanian earthquake damage

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 3, 2019 8:00 PM

“Hungary is providing assistance to Albania towards the elimination of the damage caused by the recent major earthquake”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on London on Tuesday.