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Oct 10, 2019

FM: Hungary wants to build "closest ever ties" with Brazil

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the “exceptional political understanding” between the two countries should be used to achieve mutual economic benefits.

The Foreign Minister has said Hungary wants to develop "the closest ever" ties with Brazil, since the two countries' leaders share very similar approaches to global politics.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Brazilian counterpart Ernesto Araújo, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the “exceptional political understanding” between the two countries should be used to achieve mutual economic benefits.

According to MTI, Minister Szijjártó said Brazil and Hungary attach great importance to the issue of security, to stopping illegal migration, respecting sovereignty and protecting Christian communities around the world.

The Minister added that the Hungarian government approved a resolution and strategic proposal in March to place its relations with Brazil on new foundations, adding that the conditions were in place to achieve this goal. Brazil, he noted, is Hungary’s second largest trading partner in South America.

New agreements on agricultural research, product accreditation and cooperation in water management are set to greatly contribute to developing economic cooperation even further.

Commenting on political cooperation within the United Nations, Minister Szijjártó said both countries rejected the UN’s global migration compact, regarding it as “a very dangerous document”. Hungary and Brazil agree that it is every country’s sovereign right to decide whom they allow to enter their territory.

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