09/16/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2020 08:25
'Hungary will continue to support the United States' efforts to create peace in the Middle East, and this is also an extremely important issue in view of the fact that the region's stability is closely linked to Europe's security situation', Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared in Washington on Tuesday.
'If there is peace and stability in the Middle East, then there is a good chance that new waves of migration will not set out in the direction of Europe', Mr. Szijjártó pointed out. 'The Hungarian government expects international political organisations, including the European Union, to support American plans with relation to the peace process', the Minister said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI prior to a meeting with National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in the White House.
Mr. Szijjártó will be the only European Union foreign minister to attend the official signing of the peace agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrein, on Tuesday afternoon in the White House garden, which he called 'historic documents'. 'It is clear that President Donald Trump and the U.S. administration are playing a huge personal role in this issue, and President Trump also deserves our thanks and acknowledgement', he stated.
'Hungary will continue to support the United States' efforts in the middle East, to stand up in support of Israel, and to also stand up for the fact that no double standards should be applied with relation to Israel', the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade declared.
Later, the Minister signed an agreement with space industry company Virgin Galactic in the name of the Hungarian government. As he explained, thanks to the agreement Hungarian enterprises active within the sector will be receiving opportunities to enter into close scientific, technical and engineering cooperation.
During the course of the day, Mr. Szijjártó will also be meeting with Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner.
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade/MTI)