May 30th, 2019
Hungary has "always attached great significance" to the cooperation between central European countries, the foreign minister said in Zagreb after inaugurating Hungary's new embassy compound together with his Croatian counterpart, on Thursday. "Croatia is our ally, a friend and a good neighbour," Peter Szijjarto told a joint press conference held with Marija Pejcinovic Buric. He said Croatia is a popular destination for Hungarians, noting that 655,000 visited seaside resorts there last year. Hungarian tourists contributed 400 million euros to Croatia's tourism revenues in 2018, Szijjarto added. The minister said the world was changing "at an unprecedented pace" with new conditions in global politics and economy under which "stability, rationality and predictability, traits of central Europe", have become highly valued. Countries in the region have understood the importance of cooperation, making them stronger, Szijjarto said.