The Hungarian Government will give its full support to any sanctions approved by the European Union against Russia in connection with the crisis in Ukraine, Foreign Minister János Martonyi said on CNN on Sunday.
Hungary's policies are in line with its European partners, János Martonyi stated on a programme in which he appeared with Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on international news channel CNN. The Hungarian Foreign Minister was asked why Hungary had expressed concern and even possible opposition to sanctions and whether this was in connection with Hungary's wide range of trade relations with Russia.
On a four day visit to Washington, Anita Orbán, Hungary’s Special Envoy for Energy Security made the case for US LNG exports to lawmakers and decision makers in the administration. Testifying in front of the House Energy and Power Subcommittee, she argued that the US should seize the opportunity and act now on expediting LNG exports. Dr. Orbán also met with Congressional leaders and key Washington policy makers as well as think tank experts to provide the CEE allies’ perspective on the energy security aspect of the crisis in Ukraine.
At the invitation of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Ambassador Szapáry concluded a two day visit to Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Hungarian Embassy celebrated March 15th Hungary’s national day with our friends and members of the Hungarian Community in and around Washington D.C. Ambassador Szapáry also took part in the March 15th commemoration at the American University at the invitation of the organizers the American Hungarian Federation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary regards the referendum, held in breach of the Ukrainian Constitution in the Autonomous Crimean Republic on March 16, 2014, as illegitimate and unlawful.
The Ambassadors of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia concluded a two day visit to Atlanta, where they participated in a panel discussion, at the World Affairs Council and at Georgia State University. The topic of discussion was the situation in Ukraine, energy security and economic prospects in the region. Hungary holds the V4 rotating presidency in 2013/2014.
Any European sanctions introduced against Russia would have the gravest impact on the Visegrad Group countries, Foreign Minister János Martonyi declared after a meeting of the V4 ministers with the German Foreign Minister in Budapest on Thursday.
Russia cannot win the economic war that will emerge if the EU puts in place a third stage of sanctions, Minister of Foreign Affairs János Martonyi told public Kossuth Radio on 13 March 2014.
Hungarian State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations Péter Szijjártó met United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Eurasian Affairs Hoyt Brian Yee and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy Amos Hochstein on Tuesday to discuss Hungarian-American economic cooperation and Europe's energy security.
Exactly 15 years ago on March 12, 1999 Hungary became a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).