Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi reaches out to the Hungarian-American community as the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight approaches to announce commemorative events the Hungarian embassy will be organizing in honor of this year’s celebrations.
On Friday, May 21st the Embassy of Hungary held an Armed Forces Day reception in recognition of the service and sacrifice of the members of the Hungarian Defense Force.
Hungarian Foreign Péter Szijjártó welcomed Montenegro’s signature of the NATO accession protocol as a significant contribution to the safety and stability of the Western Balkan region.
On Saturday, May 14th the Embassy of Hungary hosted an Open House in conjunction with the 27 other member state embassies and the EU Delegation to the United States in Washington, D.C. Traditional Hungarian Goulash and Debrecziner sausage were served alongside copious amounts of Fröccs. The Embassy broke its previous attendance record by over 500 guests, reaching 3,500 attendees by late afternoon.
Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi spoke before cyber security experts from around the world about the future of the multilateral export control forum negotiated under the Wassenaar Arrangement, and its impact on the export of cyber security software and services worldwide.
Texas-based machine manufacturer Flowserve Corporation will invest $16 million in a new financial services center in Debrecen, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced in Budapest last week. The investment will create approximately 404 new jobs.
At a ceremony in the Parliament Building, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke about the importance of role models after presenting the American businessman of Hungarian origin Steven F. Udvar-Hazy – Chairman and CEO of Air Lease Corporation – with the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary.
Deputy State Secretary for European and American Relations Kristóf Altusz travelled to North America on an official diplomatic visit between April 25-30, 2016. During the course of his visit Altusz met with members of the Hungarian communities of New York and Connecticut, opened the first regional diaspora meeting organized by the Consulate General in New York, held negotiations with representatives of Brooklyn’s Hungarian-rooted Jewish community and visited the Freedom House Institute of International Politics.
“A political agreement has been reached concerning the fact that the countries of the Visegrád Group will each be sending a contingent of soldiers to the Baltic in three-month shifts beginning in 2017 within the framework of measures aimed at increasing NATOs presence in the region”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian news agency MTI by telephone on Friday from Jūrmala, Latvia, where he is attending a summit of foreign ministers from the Visegrád Group (V4), Baltic and Scandinavian countries.
“Budapest’s bid to organise the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics represents not just Hungary, but the whole Central European region, where the Games have never been held before”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said.