Foreign Minister P茅ter Szijj谩rt贸 opened Hungary’s new consulate in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday.

At the event, Szijj谩rt贸 called it “more than symbolic” that the consulate was opening amid the coronavirus pandemic. Szijj谩rt贸 noted the government’s manifold duties in safeguarding people’s health and life as well as keeping the economy going. According to the government’s National Consultation survey, Hungarians “have made a clear decision” to that end, he said.

“Hungary must function, and a functioning diplomacy and foreign diplomacy are instrumental in that,” Szijj谩rt贸 said.

Szijj谩rt贸 praised Geneva as “a capital of the world, a bastion of diplomacy in the twentieth and this century.” The United Nations and several international organisations have their headquarters there, he noted, adding that Hungary took part in the work of such organisations.

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