Cooperation between Hungary and Andorra has accelerated in recent years and the two countries support each other in international organizations, especially on issues of minority protection and fiscal sovereignty, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Friday. in Andorra.
Hungary and Andorra can count on mutual support in international organizations, the Foreign Ministry quoted Szijjártó at a joint press conference with his Andorran counterpart Maria Ubach Font. This, Szijjártó said, was particularly important “in the midst of structural conflicts, even over fundamental values”.
Szijjártó said Andorra had always supported Hungary with regard to the protection of national minorities, which he said was “a very sensitive issue for the government given the millions of Hungarians living across the border” .
“This is particularly important at a time when Brussels has practically slammed the door on national minorities by ignoring the Minority SafePack initiative and where we are witnessing a systemic restriction of the rights of ethnic Hungarians in neighboring Ukraine,” said Szijjártó.
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He said both countries have an interest in maintaining a low corporate tax rate in order to create and preserve jobs and promote investment. That is why, he said, both Hungary and Andorra have rejected tax harmonization.
Szijjártó said the issue of the global minimum corporate tax shows why it is worth fighting for national interests and engaging in debates, noting that a compromise was emerging on the matter that could be manageable. for the Hungarian economy.
Szijjártó also said that Hungary and Andorra have signed an agreement on the prevention of double taxation and the prevention of tax evasion, which he said would contribute to greater financial security, predictability and strengthening mutual investments.
He called for the signing of an association agreement between Andorra and the European Union, saying the EU could only be strong if it brings together allies.
On Friday morning, Szijjártó also met the Andorran Prime Minister Xavier Espot.