Wang Yi Holds Talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto of Hungary
2016-12-08 11:14 | MFA


  On November 30, 2016, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks in Beijing with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto of Hungary.

  Wang Yi expressed that China-Hungary relations have achieved rapid and comprehensive development in recent years, and bilateral relations are at a historical high. Paying high attention to bilateral relationship and regarding Hungary as a trustworthy good friend and good partner in the EU and among Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC), China is willing to work with the Hungarian side, on the basis of established solid mutual trust, to further enhance communication, conduct closer high-level exchanges and deepen practical cooperation, so as to continuously enrich the connotation of bilateral relations. Hungary has played an important exemplary and leading role in the development of China-EU relations and especially the "Belt and Road" cooperation between China and the CEEC. It is hoped that both sides could further strengthen the docking of development strategies and steadily promote practical cooperation in various fields within the "Belt and Road" framework by holding the first China-Hungary "Belt and Road" working group meeting, so as to facilitate Hungary-Serbia railway and other infrastructure construction cooperation to achieve actual progress. China appreciates the Hungarian side for playing a positive role in promoting China-EU relations and the "16+1" cooperation between China and the CEEC, and is willing to make joint efforts with Hungary to well host the next "16+1" summit in Budapest and further make the "16+1" cooperation bigger and stronger, so as to better benefit peoples of the 17 countries.

  Peter Szijjarto noted that the relationship between both countries has never been better than it is now. Both countries are conducting close and fruitful cooperation in various fields including economy, trade, finance, tourism and people-to-people and cultural exchanges. Attaching high importance to China, Hungary is privileged to and will continuously devote itself to becoming the most friendly and trustworthy friend and partner of China in Europe, and continue to firmly support China on issues concerning its major concerns and core interests. The Hungarian side looks forward to continuously maintaining close and in-depth communication and advancing practical cooperation in various fields with China, especially in pushing the "Belt and Road" construction for tangible progress at an early date. Hungary is proud of playing a leading role in CEEC-China cooperation, and will continue to commit itself to becoming the bridge and precursor for Chinese enterprises entering into Europe, and playing a more positive role in EU-China relations and the "16+1" cooperation.


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