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Foreign Minister Hails Strong Cooperation with China

Mariann Őry 2023.05.15.
Qin Gang Szijjártó Beijing

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó discussed bilateral cooperation, investment, and the urgent need for peace in Beijing on Monday.

Hungary and China can count on each other to strengthen the voice of those advocating for peace, and the two countries will work closely together to bring about a ceasefire in Ukraine and start peace talks as soon as possible, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said after talks with his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang. He highlighted that “we appreciate China’s efforts for peace in the recent past, we appreciate the peace plan that China has put on the table.”

The Hungarian Foreign Minister also met State Councilor Wang Yi, the head of Chinese diplomacy. In his Facebook post, Péter Szijjártó recalled that they had been working together for nine years with the Chinese top diplomat, who was also formerly the foreign minister. “In nine years, we have managed to raise our relations to a strategic level, we have succeeded in attracting the most Chinese investment in Central Europe, we have major joint projects, and we are now speaking out for peace together,” he wrote.

The example of Hungary proves that there is much more to be gained from fair and constructive cooperation with China than from hostility”

the Minister stressed.

Following his meeting with Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao, Péter Szijjártó said that he had also held talks with the heads of five major Chinese companies during the day, four of which will invest in Hungary in the electric car sector, thus serving German car manufacturers, which are also present.

Another three billion euros of Chinese automotive investment will come to Hungary in the next period,”

he announced, adding that these will contribute greatly to sustaining economic growth.

On Monday, an agreement was also signed in Beijing in the presence of Péter Szijjártó on the National University of Public Service joining the Huawei Technologies SEEDs scholarship program. “Hungary is leading the way in the field of digitalization, and Huawei has a decisive role to play in this,” the Minister wrote on Facebook.

Featured photo via Facebook/Péter Szijjártó

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