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Azerbaijan Awards Foreign Minister Szijjártó for ‘Friendly Openness’

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.09.20.

International relations should be based on mutual respect rather than on “lecturing and double standards”, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday, after accepting a jubilee medal from Elmar Mammadyarov, Azerbaijan’s foreign minister.

Mammadyarov presented Szijjártó with the medal at an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Azerbaijan’s diplomatic service.

Photo by Zsolt Szigetváry/MTI

At the event, Szijjártó said Hungarian and Azeri leaders “can always be honest to each other, and so our cooperation is efficient.”

Hungary is committed to keeping up the good relations, he added.

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Mammadyarov said the medal is an acknowledgement of Szijjártó’s “friendly openness” towards Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan awards the medal to persons with outstanding achievements in promoting Azerbaijan’s diplomatic and international relations.

Featured photo by Zsolt Szigetváry/MTI