Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó visited Washington, D.C. on September 15 to attend the official signing of the peace agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrein (Abraham Accords), on the White House lawn. The Minister has also met National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in the White House, acknowledging the President’s personal role in forging those historic agreements. In his meeting with Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Minister Szijjártó reiterated that Hungary continues to support the United States’ efforts in the Middle East, and stand up in support of Israel. The Minister has also met his UAE and Bahraini counterparts.
With relation to energy issues, Minister Szijjártó and Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette reviewed important milestones in Hungarian energy diversification, such as the booking of the majority capacity of the Croatian Krk LNG terminal for seven years and a long-term gas purchasing contract with Shell. The Ministers also discussed the active cooperation in the European Three Seas Initiative and the P-TEC project, run by DoE.
The Minister met with Deputy Chief of Staff Chris Liddell to discuss the reform initiatives of multilateral organizations and to support Mr. Liddell’s candidacy to the position of OECD Secretary General.
The Hungarian Minister signed an agreement with space industry company Virgin Galactic.
On the margins of the Abraham Accords signing ceremony Minister Szijjártó also met Secretary Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador David Cornstein. For further information: https://www.kormany.hu/en/ministry-of-foreign-affairs-and-trade/news/hungary-is-viewed-with-obvious-respect-in-the-white-house