Romania’s Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu said at a joint news conference in Bucharest with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto that the meeting “was an excellent demonstration of the good intentions of Romania and Hungary.”
Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Affairs Peter Szijjarto attended the Annual Meeting of the Romanian Diplomacy in Bucharest.
Melescanu said that the meeting with Szijjarto was intended to focus on bilateral and international issues. “The main conclusion is the sincere desire of both sides to develop and strengthen the relationship between Romania and Hungary,” he said.
. ” We talked about the fact that we have a very rich heritage thanks to the existence of a Hungarian minority in Romania and a Romanian minority in Hungary,” the head of Romanian diplomacy said.
He mentioned having discussed with the Hungarian minister a joint event commemorating World War I.
“It was an excellent demonstration of the good intentions of Romania and Hungary, of the clear desire to develop relations between us,” he pointed out.
In his turn, the Hungarian FM Szijjarto talked about the future of the relations between Romania and Hungary, as well as about the problems between the two countries.
He emphasised building “mutual trust” between the two countries. “It is clear that in the bilateral relations between Hungary and Romania there are problems still awaiting solutions, but we believe that these problems can be successfully solved if we continue to improve mutual trust and build success stories,” Szijjarto said.
“Hungary sees Romania as a strategic partner; as far as I am concerned that is no empty slogan, but a statement supported by figures,” the head of the Hungarian diplomacy said at a joint news conference with his Romanian counterpart Teodor Melescanu.
He pointed out that Romania is Hungary’s second most important export destination.
photo: Romanian Foreign Ministry