Foreign Minister in Hungary
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar ...
The Visegrad Group is a cultural and political alliance of four Central European countries—the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, that are members of the European Union and NATO. A cultural exchange programme between India and Hungary was inked by Mr Jaishankar and Mr Szijjarto. The two jointly addressed a press conference and replied to questions from the media on wide-ranging issues. Mr Jaishankar also met Peter Cseresnyes, Chairman of the Indo-Hungarian Parliamentary Society. Both leaders discussed bilateral relations, especially parliamentary exchanges and cooperation.
The EAM also addressed the Hungarian Annual Ambassadors’ Conference, Peter Szijjarto followed by a Q & A session. Earlier, Mr Jaishankar was received at the airport by Ambassador Kumar Tuhin and senior officials from the Hungarian side. India is keen to reinvigorate its ties with the central and eastern European countries. Hungary is also an integral part of the Trans-European Transport Network and located at the crossroads of four trans-European and two European Rail Traffic Management System corridors, thus enabling it access to all parts of Europe.