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Swiss Federal Councillor Cassis to visit Hungary, Montenegro, and Serbia in May

On Wednesday, 22 May, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis will travel to Budapest to meet with his Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó and Minister for European Union Affairs Janos Bóka. He will also pay a courtesy visit to President Tamás Sulyok. Hungary will hold the presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2024. Following his visit to Hungary, Mr Cassis will travel to Montenegro on 23 May at the invitation of Foreign Minister Filip Ivanovic, before meeting Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Siniša Mali in Belgrade on Friday, 24 May.The meetings will focus on Switzerland's bilateral relations with the three countries, European policy and the European security situation.

2024-05-21 13:45:19
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Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis will be traveling to Budapest to meet with Hungarian counterparts Péter Szijjártó and Janos Bóka, as well as President Tamás Sulyok, on May 22. Hungary will hold the presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2024.

Following this, Cassis will visit Montenegro and Serbia to discuss bilateral relations, EU policy, and the European security situation. In Hungary, discussions will cover European policy priorities and Switzerland's support for the EU.

Switzerland is providing Hungary with funding for projects promoting economic growth. In Montenegro, Cassis will meet with Foreign Minister Filip Ivanović, Prime Minister Milojko Spajić, and President Jakov Milatović to discuss bilateral relations.

In Serbia, he will meet Deputy Prime Minister Siniša Mali to discuss bilateral relations and the EU-led process to normalize relations between Serbia and Kosovo. Switzerland and Serbia have strong bilateral relations, including agreements in economic, migration, and social security areas.

The trip will also serve as an opportunity to discuss the security situation in Europe and the upcoming Summit on Peace in Ukraine. Switzerland aims to facilitate a common understanding towards a lasting peace in Ukraine at the summit in June..

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