The foreign minister said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu congratulated Hungary’s ruling parties by phone on winning a fourth consecutive term in Sunday’s general election.
Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said on Facebook on Monday that “the scale and significance” of the Fidesz-led alliance’s victory was palpable “many thousands of kilometers away”. The minister noted that Sunday’s general election had evinced “serious international attention”, adding that the question of whether a central European country was able to maintain a sovereign, national, foreign policy based on mutually respect had been answered. He noted that China and Turkey were gaining heft “in the new global economic era”. “So it’s in Hungary’s interest to cooperate effectively with them with respect to trade, the economy and investment,” he added.
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