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Japan-Hungary Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

May 21, 2024
Minister Kamikawa shaking hands with Minister Szijjártó
Photo of the meeting

On May 21, commencing at 4:40 p.m., Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Péter SZIJJÁRTÓ, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, who was visiting Japan, for approximately 40 minutes. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. Bilateral Relations
    Minister Kamikawa congratulated the 20th anniversary of Hungary’s accession to the EU and the 25th anniversary of its accession to NATO. Furthermore, she highlighted the historic friendship between the two countries spanning over 150 years, and stated that Japan would like to advance cooperation and exchanges in various fields with Hungary. In response, Minister Szijjártó stated progress in economic relations between two countries and expressed his desire to strengthen bilateral relations, including economic relations.
    The both sides concurred to cooperate in the field of WPS.
  2. International and Regional Affairs
    Minister Kamikawa stated that it is very critical to maintain and strengthen a free and open international order based on the rule of law. The two sides exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine. Minister Szijjártó explained Hungary’s response to the situation in Ukraine and other matters.
    In addition, the two ministers exchanged views on regional affairs, including East Asia, and other issues and concurred on continuing their close bilateral discussions.

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