MINSK, 13 February (BelTA) - Cooperation between Belarus and Hungary has not been interrupted and is on the path of development, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Aleinik told the media following a meeting with Hungary's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto in Minsk on 13 February, BelTA has learned.
"Today I am happy to welcome Peter Szijjarto in Minsk. He is not just a colleague, but a person who has long been known and respected in Belarus. Yesterday marked exactly 31 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and Hungary. Therefore, this visit is not only very important, but also symbolic for the Belarusian-Hungarian relations," Sergei Aleinik said.
"Throughout all these years, our dialogue has not stopped and has always been built on the traditional principles of interstate relations: equality, mutual respect, the desire not only to hear, but also to listen to each other. This is a very important foundation. We can say that this is the foundation of diplomatic relations, which, unfortunately, many in modern diplomacy have neglected. It is thanks to him that even in such difficult times for the international situation as the current ones, our cooperation is on the path of development: healthy ministerial contacts are maintained, interregional ties are developing, business circles are actively interacting, and various practical issues are successfully resolved. We still have a fairly significant volume of trade."
"All this is ultimately aimed at the development of our countries and for the benefit of our peoples," the minister concluded.