The foreign minister said Hungary considers Israel its ally and will “do everything to ensure that our friends, at last, receive a fair treatment in international organizations”.
After talks by phone with Yair Lapid who is expected to become Israel’s next prime minister, Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook: “A closer cooperation between the EU and Israel would be good,” adding that the Hungarian government would urge convening the EU’s association council as early as possible. Hungary is a committed supporter of endeavours for peace and the fight against terrorism, Minister Szijjártó said. “We are proud that the Hungarian Jewish community is safe and the country has zero tolerance for anti-Semitism,” the minister added.
Photo credit: Facebook/Szijjártó Péter