President Alejandro Giammattei Meets with the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Key areas for growth and collaboration were discussed during this meeting.

by Victor Cojulún

Guatemala City, by Kevin Castillo -AGN- President Alejandro Giammattei participated in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly -UNGA-, where he met with Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary.

The meeting was held in New York, United States, to strengthen friendship and bilateral relations.

President Giammattei and Minister Szijjártó discussed trade, investment, and key areas of collaboration between Guatemala and Hungary. 

President Receives Credential Letter

In December 2021, during a special event at the National Palace of Culture, Hungarian diplomat Zoltán Németh presented his credential letter to President Alejandro Giammattei.

Eleven other ambassadors also presented their credential letters at the same ceremony. The Guatemalan Minister of Foreign Affairs also attended this event.

This letter officially confirmed Mr Németh’s appointment as Hungary’s ambassador to Guatemala.

After greeting the Hungarian ambassador, President Giammattei discussed with him strengthening bilateral relations and opportunities for partnership, which is part of the Guatemalan government’s commitment.

Meeting with UN Secretary-General

President Alejandro Giammattei had a private meeting with António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, on September 20, in the context of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States. 

In this meeting, President Giammattei reaffirmed Guatemala’s request for a profound reform of the UN.

Furthermore, the President requested a reflection on the current multilateral responses to armed conflicts, climate change, prosperity, and the development of nations.

Secretary-General Guterres praised Guatemala’s Peace Corps for their outstanding performance.

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