Abdullah bin Zayed meets with Hungarian counterpart in Budapest

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BUDAPEST, 2nd April, 2024 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, within the framework of Sheikh Abdullah’s working visit to Budapest.

Minister Péter Szijjártó welcomed the visit of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, and discussed with him aspects of cooperation between the UAE and Hungary and opportunities to develop them across all fields in a way that benefits the two countries and their peoples.

They also reviewed issues of common concern and discussed opportunities to advance cooperation prospects in various fields, including economic, trade, investment, tourism and logistics, among other fields that support the two countries’ development plans.

The two top diplomats touched on the economic cooperation agreement signed between the two countries last March, as well as the importance of building on it to stimulate economic and trade cooperation and strengthen partnerships between the private sectors in the two countries.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed reaffirmed the deep UAE-Hungary ties, highlighting their mutual keenness to consolidate a module of sustainable joint cooperation that supports their goals to achieve comprehensive development for their peoples.

He noted to Hungary as an important partner for the UAE, expressing his wishes to the nation and its people for further progress and prosperity.

Sheikh Abdullah and Minister Péter Szijjártó discussed recent developments in the Middle East and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza Strip, stressing the importance of consolidating all regional and international efforts to reach a sustainable ceasefire, which contributes to protecting the security and safety of all civilians.

Sheikh Abdullah further underscored the importance of intensifying efforts to deliver humanitarian aid in a safe, intensive, sustainable and unhindered manner, as well as reinforcing humanitarian support to the Palestinian people.

Minister Péter Szijjártó held an Iftar banquet in honour of Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and his accompanying delegation.

The meeting was attended by Saeed Mubarak Al Hajeri, Assistant Foreign Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs, and Saud Hamad Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Hungary.

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