Chinese, Hungarian FMs meet on sidelines of UNGA session – Xinhua

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd R) meets with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto (2nd L) on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York , in the United States, Sept. 21, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

– Wang said China will continue to encourage competent Chinese enterprises to invest in Hungary, expecting Hungary to maintain policy continuity, stability and persistence.

– Noting that Hungary is the first European country to sign the Belt and Road cooperation documents, Szijjarto said Hungary-China cooperation has played an important role in boosting Hungary’s economic development .

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday met with Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister Peter Szijjarto on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly United.

Wang said that thanks to the strategic guidance of the leaders of the two countries, China and Hungary maintain good relations, as the two countries always adhere to an independent policy, sincere friendship with each other and win-win cooperation.

China appreciates Hungary’s firm stance on China-friendly policies, firm adherence to the one-China principle and upholding a fair stance on issues related to China’s core interests, Xi said. Wang.

The high-level development of China-Hungary relations is in line with the fundamental interests of the two countries and their people, Wang said, adding that in the face of changes not seen in a century, China will continue to design bilateral relations to from a strategic height, cementing strategic mutual trust, practicing genuine multilateralism, resisting unilateral bullying, and upholding the basic norms of international relations.

Wang said China will continue to encourage competent Chinese enterprises to invest in Hungary, expecting Hungary to maintain policy continuity, stability and persistence.

Noting that Hungary is the first European country to sign the Belt and Road cooperation documents, Szijjarto said Hungary-China cooperation has played an important role in boosting Hungary’s economic development.

Hungary firmly adheres to the one-China policy and opposes confrontation between sides, he said, adding that Hungary will continue to cooperate unswervingly with China and take an active part in the China-Central and Eastern Europe (CEEC) cooperation.

For his part, Wang said that China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe have carried out mutually beneficial cooperation on a voluntary basis and have continuously produced fruitful results, which not only meet each other’s needs, but also help to build on each other’s strengths and open up new channels of cooperation. .

China has full confidence in the future of China-CEE cooperation, he added.

Laura T. Thrasher