Harlem Désir, minister of state for European affairs, was in Budapest on November 7 and 8.
He met with Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and his counterpart in charge of European affairs, Szabolcs Takács.
Conversations focused on the future of the European Union and major international issues, as well as bilateral economic, scientific and cultural cooperation.
At commemorations marking the 60th anniversary of the Budapest uprising, Mr. Désir paid tribute to the heroism of the Hungarian resistance and recall the thousands of refugees who, fleeing oppression, found refuge in France. He laid a wreath in memory of Jean-Pierre Pedrazzini, the French Paris Match journalist who was fatally injured while covering the uprising, and underscored France’s commitment to the freedom of the press and the protection of journalists in armed conflicts.