Hungary and China can count on each other in “increasing the voice of the peace camp” and the two countries closely cooperate towards achieving a ceasefire in Ukraine as soon as possible and the start of peace talks, Péter Szijjártó, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said after meeting Qin Gang, his Chinese counterpart, in Beijing. The war in Ukraine poses particularly serious challenges to the country, which is why Hungary “is arguing for peace” and wants the fighting to end as soon as possible, Szijjártó said. “Unfortunately, the war rhetoric is extremely strong globally, particularly in the Transatlantic world,” he said, adding that “therefore we need to constantly raise the voice of the peace camp” to make it clear that the global majority support peace. Szijjártó said that Hungary “does attach due significance to the role of the People’s Republic of China” in increasing the voice of the peace camp and appreciates the efforts China has recently taken towards peace. “We highly appreciate the peace plan China has put forward,” he said, welcoming the existence of such a plan in itself, arguing that when it comes to Ukraine, generally everybody talks only about war. Szijjártó said he agreed with his colleague to closely cooperate in “amplifying the voice of the peace camp”.