Hungary and Israel are in “close alliance” in international politics, and they are among countries “most attacked in international organisations and in the international media,” Szijjártó told the daily. Bilateral ties have never been “as good and dynamic as now,” the minister said. During recent talks in Israel “we confirmed that we can rely on each other,” he added. Szijjártó pledged Hungary’s support to oppose decisions and possible sanctions against Israel in the European Union, the United Nations and in other organisations.
In another development, Szijjártó said that Israel has not annexed the West Bank and that Hungary “will not take a position on something that has not happened”. He also rejected any possible “unnecessary and counterproductive” steps against Israel. Concerning Hungary’s ban on entry of Israeli nationals as part of its measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Szijjártó said that his government was obliged to protect the health of Hungarians and the national economy.