Hungary and China can count on each other to strengthen the voice of those who stand for peace, and the two countries will work closely together to bring about a ceasefire in Ukraine and start peace talks as soon as possible, said Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó after talks with his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang. He stressed that "we appreciate China's efforts for peace in the recent past, we appreciate the peace plan that China has put on the table".
The Hungarian foreign minister also met with State Councilor Wang Yi, the head of Chinese diplomacy. In his Facebook post, Péter Szijjártó recalled that they had worked together for nine years with the top Chinese diplomat, who was also a former foreign minister. "In nine years, we have managed to raise our relations to a strategic level, we have managed to attract the largest amount of Chinese investment in Central Europe, we have major joint projects, and now we are speaking out together for peace," he wrote.
Hungary's example proves that there is much more to be gained from fair and constructive cooperation with China than from hostility," the minister stressed.