FM: Hope for peace lost if communication channels fade
The foreign minister said that the Hungarian model had proven “very clearly” that being a member of the European Union and NATO did not rule out good relations with Russia.
PM Orbán told journalists that he had appealed to everyone attending the Madrid meeting to take a stand for a peaceful resolution and de-escalation.
Visegrad Group leaders held talks as equals when they issued a statement of solidarity with the Czech Republic in its diplomatic conflict with Russia.
The vaccine shipment entered Hungary from Slovakia and will be transported to the National Public Health Center under police guard.
Miklós Kásler has revealed that Hungary is weighing whether to participate in clinical trials of the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Russia.
The foreign minister said Russia delivered 10 doses of their Coronavirus vaccine, making sure to keep their temperature at -18 degrees Celsius during shipping.
The foreign minister said Hungary is set to become the first European country to receive a sample of Russia's coronavirus vaccine next week.
Minister Szijjártó called Monday’s teleconference between the Hungarian producer and the Russian health ministry, and Russia’s direct investment fund “constructive and positive”.
The foreign minister has revealed that Hungary will start receiving “small supplies” of a Russian coronavirus vaccine for clinical testing in December.
The foreign minister said Hungary is in talks with China, Russia and Israel on buying vaccines against the coronavirus once they are developed.
The Foreign Minister said the two countries had identified several joint projects that Russian and Hungarian companies would be able to carry out together in third markets.
Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, held talks with Nikolay Fyodorov, the first deputy chairman of the Federal Council, the upper house of Russian parliament, in Budapest.