During an official visit to Japan, the foreign minister said Hungary is benefiting significantly from its cooperation with the island country.
Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, met with his Japanese counterpart, Toshimitsu Motegi, where he said Hungarian-Japanese cooperation was based on mutual respect and friendship. “This is also true of economic cooperation,” he said. “Japanese businesses have trust in Hungary and the Hungarian people.” Minister Szijjártó said this trust was reflected in the fact that a total of 23 Japanese companies invested in their bases in Hungary last year with a view to avoiding layoffs.
The foreign minister also met with Tamayo Murakawa, Japan’s minister in charge of the Olympics. In a video posted on Facebook after the meeting, Minister Szijjártó said preparations for the Olympics were now more complex than ever, adding the world was “rooting” for its success. “There are 136 days until what will hopefully be the opening ceremony,” he said. Preparations for the participation of Hungarian athletes have been made and the embassy’s staff will be increased during the Games, he said.
Photo credit: Facebook/Szijjártó Péter