The stability of the Eastern Europe and the Balkan Region is both an issue of national and international security as well as one of national economic interest, said Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó following talks with Serbian Minister for EU Integration Jadranka Joksimovic on Wednesday, August 31. Szijjártó added that Hungary unequivocally supports Serbia’s EU accession.
Speaking to the Hungarian News Agency MTI on Friday, August 26 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó highlighted a number of critical challenges and proposed four pragmatic goals to address the crises facing the European Union (EU).
At a meeting in Budapest of Hungarian heads of foreign missions, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó highlighted the critical importance of the Visegrád Four (V4) and hailed cooperation between Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic as the most effective alliance in Europe.
Hungarian, Slovak, Czech and Polish Prime Ministers were met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a summit of the Visegrád Four (V4) Warsaw on Friday, August 26, 2016. Speaking at a news conference ahead of the summit, Hungarian Prime Minister Prime Minister Viktor Orbán highlighted the necessity for the establishment of a common European army as well as EU policies designed to safeguard fiscal discipline, economic stability.
U.S. President Barack Obama sent a letter to Hungarian President János Áder extending his congratulation August 20, Stephen's Day, to the people of Hungary on the anniversary of the founding of the Hungarian state. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry also offered his congratulations to the Hungarian people and reaffirmed the strength and vital importance of U.S.-Hungarian relations.
At a joint press conference in Budapest Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto announced Mercedes will build a new plant next to its existing factory in Kecskemét producing an additional 150 ,000 cars per year. Mercedes' $1.1 billion investment is projected to create 2,500 new jobs.
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and Deputy Defense Minister Tamás Vargha attended the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition Countering ISIL on Thursday, July 21st in Washington, DC. Also attending was Péter Siklósi, Deputy State Secretary for Defence and Security Policy of the Ministry of Defence.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó concluded negotiations and signed a cluster of Hungarian-American economic cooperation agreements in the United States on Wednesday, July 20th. Szijjártó is in the United States until Friday attending the Counter ISIL Coalition Ministerial aimed at halting the expansion of the terrorist organization across Syria and Iraq.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó condemned the coup attempt in Turkey in the strongest possible terms on Sunday, July 17th.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wishes to expresses its deepest sympathies as well as his condolences on behalf of Hungary to the people of France in wake of the Nice attack.