The foreign minister said decision-making in Hungary’s foreign policy will continue to be based on the national interest.
Péter Szijjártó said, in a hearing before parliament’s foreign affairs committee on Wednesday, that the governments of the Fidesz-Christian Democrat parties have successfully managed challenges in the past 12 years because they “never gave up their wish to promote the national interest, it being the primary aspect in each decision”. Minister Szijjártó pointed to challenges facing the country in coming years such as deteriorating security “due to the global situation”, a prolonged energy and food supply crisis as well as an urging need to redraw trade routes and restructure global supply chains.
On another subject, Szijjártó said Hungary must stay out of the Ukraine war while the government had to ensure the country’s security. Hungary maintains its position not to send weapons to Ukraine but it stands by that country and will accommodate refugees, while it condemns Russia’s military aggression. The committee supported Szijjártó’s re-appointment to the post of minister of foreign affairs and trade with six votes in favour, one against and two abstentions.
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