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Hun­gar­i­an For­eign Min­is­ter only EU invi­tee to peace sign­ing ceremony

Pres­i­dent invites Péter Szi­jjártó, who recent­ly vis­it­ed Israel, to be sole EU rep at his­toric signing.

Hungary’s For­eign Min­is­ter Péter Szi­jjártó is the only EU min­is­ter invit­ed by Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump who will attend the sign­ing cer­e­mo­ny of the peace agree­ment between Israel and the Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates and Bahrain in the White House this week, Hungary’s MTI news agency report­ed Sunday.

 Hungarian Foreign Minister only EU invitee to peace signing ceremonyHun­gar­i­an For­eign Min­is­ter Peter Szijjarto 

Hun­gar­i­an For­eign Min­istry spokesman Máté Pac­zo­lay said Szi­jjártó  would hold bilat­er­al talks in Wash­ing­ton includ­ing a meet­ing with senior pres­i­den­tial advis­er Jared Kush­n­er, who played a sig­nif­i­cant role in devel­op­ing Trump’s Mid­dle East peace plan and bro­ker­ing the agree­ments to be signed between the two Gulf nations and the Jew­ish state.

Szi­jjártó post­ed on his Face­book page that Hun­gary con­tin­ues to sup­port the efforts for peace in the region. He praised the White House roadmap for sta­bi­liz­ing the region, say­ing it has pro­duced two peace agree­ments between Arab states and Israel and proves to be the best peace plan to date that promis­es the most chances for peace in the Mid­dle East.

Hungary’s For­eign Min­istry said that coun­try con­tin­ues to advo­cate for a fair solu­tion for the coun­tries in the region.

While the Pales­tini­ans have assailed the peace deals as a “stab in the back” by the UAE and Bahrain, Euro­pean pow­er­hous­es like France, Ger­many and the UK have praised the deal in which the two Gulf nations will become the third and fourth Arab coun­tries to estab­lish diplo­mat­ic rela­tions with Israel after Egypt and Jordan.

Last year, Hun­gary opened a diplo­mat­ic trade mis­sion in Jerusalem, becom­ing the first Euro­pean coun­try in decades to do so.

Szi­j­jar­to told Netanyahu at the time that Hun­gary will not fol­low the Euro­pean Commission’s pol­i­cy of label­ing items that are pro­duced in Judea and Samaria.

“We do not sup­port the list of com­pa­nies in the set­tle­ments to be announced by the high rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Human Rights of the Unit­ed Nations,” he said, “We [sup­port] tighter, bet­ter and more dynam­ic coop­er­a­tion between Israel and the Euro­pean Union.”

Source: MTI