Budapest, September 24 (MTI) – Peter Szijjarto took his oath to become Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade in parliament today.

After the signing of the document, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen and representatives of the party groups congratulated Szijjarto.

Parliament’s foreign affairs, European affairs, economic and national cohesion committees endorsed Szijjarto’s appointment after a joint hearing on Saturday.

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He told the committees that Hungary’s foreign policy needs to be renewed to meet the requirements of the new world order, and the task of foreign policy will be to enforce Hungary’s economic interests.

It was announced last Friday that Prime Minister Viktor Orban had nominated Szijjarto to succeed Tibor Navracsics, who is to become an EU commissioner.

Photo: MTI – Szilard Koszticsak

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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