They discussed further expansion of their economic and commercial ties.
(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman met on Wednesday afternoon (27 January) with Hungary’s Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai in Budapest. The two leaders noted the good relations between the two countries and discussed further expansion of their economic and commercial ties.
Liberman raised the subject of Israel’s joining the OECD, and PM Bajnai stated that Hungary supports Israel’s membership in the organization as well as the upgrading of Israel’s relations with the EU. He added that, during Hungary’s term as President of the EU, beginning in January 2011, he intends to convene a summit meeting on the topic of Israel-EU relations. PM Bajnai also expressed deep concern regarding Iran.
At the March of the Living ceremony of the Budapest Jewish community that took place earlier in the day, on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, FM Liberman said that the events of the Holocaust must never be forgiven and their lessons must never be forgotten. Talk of destroying the Jewish people must never again be accepted or condoned.