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Szijjártó in Belarus: Pragmatic Cooperation Hungary’s Interest

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.01.14.

Cooperation between East and West is in Hungary’s interest in terms of security as well as for political and economic reasons, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told a press conference in Minsk, after talks with his counterpart Vladimir Makei on Monday.

Central Europe is interested in an East-West cooperation based on “pragmatism, common sense and mutual respect”. “We, Hungarians, do not urge that cooperation because it is in the interest of a larger power but because it is in our own interests,” he insisted.

During his talks, Szijjártó signed an agreement on mutual protection for investments between the two countries and said that the accord would promote bilateral business cooperation.

Szijjártó was also received by President Alexander Lukashenko.

On the featured photo: Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko
featured photo by Zsolt Burger/Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade