The foreign minister said Hungary will always take a stand in international organizations against those criticizing Israel or pursuing anti-Israeli policies.
After a phone call with his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid on Monday, Péter Szijjártó said Hungary will always defend Israel’s right to defend itself from terrorist organizations and attacks. The minister noted that he had first met Lapid back in 2013 during the Israeli’s term as finance minister. Lapid expressed thanks for Hungary’s continuous support for Israel, Minister Szijjártó said, adding that he assured him that Israel could always count on Hungary in the future. Szijjártó said he was looking forward to an opportunity to host his Israeli counterpart in Budapest as soon as possible.