Foreign minister Peter Szijjarto – Photo: Facebook

Japan ‘has important place’ in Hungary’s foreign policy, foreign minister says

As a member of the G7 group, Japan "has an important place" in Hungary's foreign policy, and Japanese companies are the seventh largest investors in Hungary, the minister of foreign affairs and trade said after meeting his Japanese counterpart in New York on Friday.

Peter Szijjarto, attending United Nations General Assembly special session, noted on Facebook that Japanese companies employ 30,000 people in Hungary, “showing solidarity with the country even in times of crisis”, and contributed to efforts to keep Hungary’s economy on a growth path.

Hungary’s exports to Japan totalled nearly 900 million US dollars in 2022, which he welcomed as a new record, adding that Japan has also become one of the primary destinations for Hungary’s food exports outside the European Union.

Szijjarto and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa agreed that the UN should take a “decisive and credible” role in settling armed conflicts.

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