UAE and Hungary Strengthen Bilateral Ties During Ministerial Meeting in Budapest

UAE and Hungary Strengthen Bilateral Ties During Ministerial Meeting in Budapest

Budapest, The Gulf Observer: In a bid to fortify the robust ties between their nations, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), engaged in fruitful discussions with Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, during Sheikh Abdullah’s working visit to Budapest.

Welcoming the esteemed guest, Minister Péter Szijjártó extended warm regards to H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, emphasizing the significance of his visit and the profound implications it holds for enhancing cooperation between the UAE and Hungary across diverse domains, to the mutual benefit of both nations and their citizens.

The high-level meeting served as a platform to deliberate upon various facets of collaboration between the UAE and Hungary, exploring avenues to bolster ties across economic, trade, investment, tourism, and logistical sectors. Both dignitaries underscored the importance of nurturing these partnerships to align with the development aspirations of their respective nations.

Of particular note was the economic cooperation agreement inked between the UAE and Hungary in March, which formed a cornerstone for fostering deeper economic and trade linkages, with a focus on leveraging synergies between the private sectors of both countries.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed reaffirmed the enduring bonds between the UAE and Hungary, underscoring their shared commitment to fostering sustainable cooperation aimed at achieving comprehensive development objectives for their peoples. He hailed Hungary as a pivotal partner for the UAE and extended his best wishes for the continued progress and prosperity of the Hungarian nation and its people.

In addition to bilateral matters, the discussion also delved into recent developments in the Middle East, with a particular emphasis on the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. Both dignitaries emphasized the imperative of concerted regional and international efforts to secure a sustainable ceasefire, safeguarding the security and well-being of all civilians.

Furthermore, Sheikh Abdullah emphasized the urgency of expediting the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, stressing the importance of unhindered access and sustained support for the Palestinian people in their time of need.

The meeting culminated in a gracious gesture by Minister Péter Szijjártó, who hosted an Iftar banquet in honor of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and his accompanying delegation, further symbolizing the warmth and hospitality that characterizes the enduring friendship between the UAE and Hungary.

The distinguished gathering was attended by key officials including Saeed Mubarak Al Hajeri, Assistant Foreign Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs, and Saud Hamad Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Hungary, reaffirming the commitment of both nations to fostering enhanced cooperation and goodwill on the global stage.