Ambassador Szabó Forges Economic Ties with Connecticut

Publicated on: April 9, 2018

Ambassador László Szabó traveled to Connecticut on March 22nd and 23rd to build on Hungary’s budding economic and scientific relations with "The Constitution State." Chris Ball, Hungary’s Honorary Consul in Connecticut, spearheaded the productive visit, which represented Hungary’s first Ambassadorial-level trip to Connecticut since 2010.

During his visit, Ambassador Szabó met with key players in CT’s life sciences industry, visited an industrial plant operated by American Seal and Engineering, and toured Jackson Laboratory’s 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, CT. 

Life Sciences Lunch

In honor of the Ambassador’s visit, the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, the MetroHartford Alliance, and the Connecticut Economic Resource Center organized an event on Hungarian-American relations. Amb. Szabó gave a presentation on Hungary’s economic transformation since 2010, Hungarian innovation in the United States, and the economic similarities between Hungary and Connecticut.

World Affairs Council Event

The Ambassador also attended a Hungarian wine dinner in New Haven and appeared on NEWS 8’s Good Morning Connecticut to discuss the present and future of Hungary-Connecticut relations.