Daily News, Hungary
Oct 2 2023
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said reports of renewed tension between Azerbaijan and Armenia with regard to deliveries of humanitarian aid were “unsettling” in a post on Facebook on Saturday.
“Hungary stands on the side of peace and urges an end to the suffering of people who have lived through a long war. I informed both of my counterparts, Jeyhun Bayramov, the Azeri foreign minister, and Ararat Mirzoyan, the Armenian foreign minister, by phone on that position yesterday evening,” he said.
“Hungary will always take a position in support of peaceful resolution, territorial integrity and respect for sovereignty. We welcomed the peace agreement and hope that its implementation will save many, many people from suffering,” he added. Szijjarto acknowledged the roles of international organisations, especially the Red Cross, in assisting in the situation.
Gates of Hell symbolically opened
In July, the Hungarian Hell Energy Group started a 211 million-dollar investment in Azerbaijan to build a factory in the Caucasian country. Mr Szijjártó said the business is part of the foundation of the success story between Hungary and Azerbaijan, index.hu wrote. The company’s traffic grew by 50 pc in 2022, and 2/3rd of the purchases take place on the international market. He called the investment another bridge between the two countries then.