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Deputy Foreign Minister outlines key priorities for Hungary’s Council of Europe Presidency

Magyar Levente

Hungarian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Levente Magyar has pledged his country’s commitment to carrying out a successful Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in the next six months.

Speaking at an exchange of views with PACE members during a hybrid meeting of the Assembly’s Standing Committee, the Deputy Minister recalled that Hungary was among the first countries from eastern Europe to join the Council of Europe, and that this was the second time it was chairing the organisation in the thirty years since its accession.

He underlined that environmental issues would figure prominently among its priorities, alongside the other issues such as “next generation” rights.