Meeting of the Foreign Minister of Armenia with the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary

06 May, 2024

On May 6, within the framework of the official visit to Hungary, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with István Jakab, the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary.

The interlocutors discussed the prospects for the development of the bilateral agenda. The role and expectations from the inter-parliamentary engagements and the importance of implementing initiatives through friendship groups operating in both parliaments were emphasized.

Minister Mirzoyan highlighted that on the path initiated for the restoration of diplomatic relations and as a result of recent discussions, it is noticeable that both sides have a determination to give a significant impetus to bilateral ties, which are based on historical and civilizational commonalities.

Both sides emphasized the existing interest in discovering new directions through high-level mutual visits, joint initiatives, and discussed future plans.

Special attention was paid to issues of deepening people-to-people contacts in the field of culture, science and education, the launch of Yerevan-Budapest direct flights, as well as the implementation of the "Stipendium Hungaricum" scholarship program. The care of the Hungarian people and the Hungarian Government towards the Armenian community, which is officially recognized as a national minority in Hungary, was also mentioned as evidence of the strong ties between the two peoples.

Ararat Mirzoyan and István Jakab also exchanged views on regional security issues. Minister Mirzoyan presented the vision of Armenia in achieving stable peace in the South Caucasus, the existing challenges and efforts to overcome them.

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