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Mar 17, 2021

Foreign Minister praises Hungary's ties with Serbia

Péter Szijjártó said Hungary’s changing economy has been greatly influenced by cooperation with Serbia, adding that Hungarian companies were now making successful investments abroad.

 

The foreign minister said Hungary and Serbia have demonstrated over the past year what good neighborly ties with mutual benefits look like.

Following talks with Nikola Selaković, his Serbian counterpart. Péter Szijjártó said Hungary’s changing economy has been greatly influenced by cooperation with Serbia, adding that Hungarian companies were now making successful investments abroad. The government, he noted, has given support to six Hungarian companies so far for their investments in Serbia totalling HUF 13 billion.

Minister Szijjártó also praised Belgrade’s “exemplary attitude” towards Serbia’s Hungarian community, saying both countries regarded Vojvodina Hungarians as a resource and a community connecting Serbs and Hungarians.

The minister also noted “a new chapter” in Hungary’s energy supply starting in October thanks to a 15km interconnector over the Hungary-Serbia border, completing Hungary’s national gas pipeline network. 

Photo credit: Facebook/Szijjártó Péter