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Hungary Will Not Let Troublemakers Ruin Relations with Romania, Foreign Minister Says

MTI-Hungary Today 2022.11.15.

According to Hungary’s Foreign Minister, the strategic partnership with Romania is of great help in avoiding economic recession, ensuring energy security, and managing the influx of migrants.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó held talks with his Romanian counterpart, Bogdan Aurescu in Budapest on Tuesday. Speaking at their joint press conference, Szijjártó said that the strategic partnership agreement with Romania was signed just 20 years ago, and its preservation is in the interest of Romania, Hungary, and the national communities living on each other’s territory.

There are always counter-interested parties, there are always troublemakers who make such a noise that it seems as if there are more of them than of us,

the Hungarian minister said, adding that the current governments of the two countries have a clear and visible goal which is to maintain this strategic partnership, simply because it is good for the two countries and the two nations.

Szijjártó stressed that this strategic partnership will be of great help in successfully addressing three of the most important challenges of our time in the spheres of economy, energy supply, and migration.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán also held talks with Bogdan Aurescu.

Photo via MTI/Máthé Zoltán

In response to a journalist’s question, Péter Szijjártó also spoke about the EU sanctions against Russia. Referring to Monday’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting, he said that some EU politicians are already saying that the sanctions against Russia were not meant to end the war in Ukraine, which proves that these measures are not working and it is time to review them.

Featured photo via Facebook/Szijjártó Péter

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