Hungarian Minister Peter Szijjarto met with the National Teqball Federation of Japan ©FITEQ

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjartó has met with representatives of the Japanese Teqball Federation, with the value the sport has in developing young people among the main topics discussed.

Szijjartó was recently in Kyoto to participate in the United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, taking time on his trip to meet with the National Federation.

After the Congress, Szijjartó travelled to Tokyo, where he met Japanese Teqball Federation President Wase Akinori and other delegates.

During his visit to Tokyo, the Minister donated a teqball table to reigning J1-League champions Kawasaki Frontale.

The donation ceremony was attended by Mayor of Kawasaki City Norihoko Fukuda and Kawasaki Frontale relations organiser Kengo Nakamura.

"FITEQ is very grateful for the ongoing support from the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which has been key to the global growth of the sport in recent years," FITEQ said in a statement.

The strategic partnership with the Ministry started in 2019.

To date, Szijjartó has personally donated four teqball tables around the world.

Last month, FITEQ congratulated Akinori on his election as the new President of the Japanese Teqball Federation.

Akinori is also an active player and is ranked 34th in FITEQ's singles world rankings.