Budapest, May 5 (MTI) – Hungary will take every possible step to counter North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said after meeting South Korea’s ambassador to Hungary on Friday.
The Budapest government follows the events on the Korean Peninsula with keen attention, and considers North Korea’s arms build-up one of the biggest threats to global peace and security, he told Ambassador Yim Geun-hyeong.
Szijjártó praised South Korea’s economic and financial stability, as well as its resistance to the North Korean regime’s efforts to generate war hysteria.
The minister said that the Republic of Korea can rely on the Hungarian government which will continue to support the policy of exerting economic and diplomatic pressure on the North Korean leadership. It also backs further sanctions aimed to undermine North Korea’s military and missile programmes.
The ambassador expressed deep concern over North Korea’s ignoring the UN Security Council resolutions and continuing its nuclear and ballistic missile programme, which he said pose a direct threat to global security.
Yim Geun-hyeong appreciated Hungary’s firm position on the issue and its resolute actions which he said helped reinforce international cooperation.