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Visit to the Republic of Armenia

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From November 27 to December 2, the visit to the Republic of Armenia was organized by the representative of the Armenian community in the Hungarian Parliament, MP Nikoghos Hakobyan, the RA Ambassador to Hungary, Ashot Smbatyan, and the head of the Office of Armenian National Autonomy in Hungary, Laszlo Ronaseik.

The visit had several important goals. One of the priorities was to transfer the monetary humanitarian aid collected by Hungarian Armenians in 2023 to the people of Artsakh who suffered and were deprived of their homeland due to the aggressive policy of Azerbaijan. The monetary support amounted to 20,000 US dollars and was given to approximately 35 socially disadvantaged families from Artsakh, including 175 children.

The delegation also visited the city of Spitak, where they met with Mayor Kajayr Nikoghosyan. Discussions centered around the repair works of the 258-prisoner-of-war cemetery in the territory of Spitak city, the graves of 51 Hungarian prisoners of war who worked and died in Soviet Armenia, during the Second World War.

During the visit, separate meetings were held with RA Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures Gnel Sanosyan and the Head of the Armenian-Hungary Friendship Group of the National Assembly, a member of the “Civil Contract” faction of the National Assembly, Hripsime Grigoryan. Discussions with Gnel Sanosyan focused on the potential activation of Armenian-Hungarian trade and economic relations. Nikoghos Hakobyan also emphasized the need to resume the suspended activity of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce in Armenia, enabling the export of various products from Armenia to Hungary. Other issues of mutual interest were also discussed.

Hripsime Grigoryan, the head of the NA Armenia-Hungary friendship group, spoke about the great potential for developing relations between the two countries in the political, economic, cultural, humanitarian, and educational spheres. Mikael Tumasyan, a member of the RA NA Armenia-Hungary friendship group and deputy of the “Civil Contract” faction, highlighted the restoration of Armenian-Hungarian diplomatic relations, emphasizing the significant prospect of expanding cooperation between friendly groups. Gayane Yeghiazaryan, a member of the friendship group and a member of the NA “Civil Contract” parliamentarian, emphasized the expansion and deepening of parliamentary bilateral ties.

Anahit Simonyan, the president of the “Armenia-Hungary” company, who initiated the meeting, noted that during the years when diplomatic relations between the two countries were suspended, he carried out his mission through democratic diplomacy.

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

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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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Meeting of the Foreign Minister of Armenia with the Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary

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On May 6, within the framework of the official visit to Hungary, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with Zsolt Semjén, the Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary.

The interlocutors exchanged views on the possibilities of developing the bilateral agenda after the diplomatic relations have been restored, and on regional issues.

The sides noted that the official visit of Ararat Mirzoyan, a visit at the level of the Minister of Foreign Affairs takes place after a fifteen-year break, expressing hope that the recent dynamics and high-level mutual visits will give a new impetus to the development of relations and multi-sector agenda. “There is still a great unrealized potential both in terms of political dialogue and especially in terms of economic ties, and there is a willingness to take steps to reach continuous results,” added Ararat Mirzoyan.

The prospects of cooperation between the respective structures of the two countries in various fields were thoroughly discussed. Special attention was paid to the prospects of the development of cooperation in education, people-to-people contacts and cultural tourism, which can be significantly facilitated by the launch of Yerevan-Budapest direct flights. Recalling the existence of the Department of Armenian Studies at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest, as well as the memorandums of understanding signed between the two countries in 2023-2024, Minister Mirzoyan stressed the importance of implementation of the experience and student exchanges, as well as scholarship programs.

The special attention paid by Hungary to the protection of historical and cultural heritage and the steps taken in this direction were touched upon.

The Foreign Minister of Armenia and the Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary exchanged views on the issues of cooperation on the EU platform, taking into account Hungary’s upcoming Presidency of the EU Council in the second half of the year. Minister Mirzoyan expressed hope that with joint efforts it will be possible to implement all the projects outlined in the new Armenia-EU partnership agenda.

Touching upon Armenia’s vision of achieving lasting peace in the South Caucasus, Minister Mirzoyan briefed on the ongoing peace process between Armenia and Azerbaijan, including the developments in the delimitation process, emphasizing the key principles of territorial integrity, recognition of borders and their inviolability.

In the context of the development of regional economic interconnectivity, Minister Mirzoyan presented to the interlocutor the “Crossroads of Peace” project developed by the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the opportunities provided by it.

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Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Hungary

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On May 6, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, who is in Hungary on an official visit, had a meeting with Péter Szijjártó, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.

The tête-à-tête meeting of the Ministers took place and was followed with the discussions in an enlarged format.

After the meeting, Ararat Mirzoyan and Péter Szijjártó signed the following documents:

  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Hungary on economic cooperation,
  • Cooperation programme between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary for the years 2024-2025.

At the end of the discussions, the Ministers held a joint press conference, answering the questions of journalists.

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