In a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó condemned the attack on French police officers in Paris on Thursday, April 20 in the strongest possible terms.
Hungary condemns the latest missile test by North Korea on April 16 in the strongest possible terms. The unsuccessful test represents a clear violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions and only further increases tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Speaking to Kossuth Rádió on Thursday, April 12 State Secretary for Education of the Ministry of Human Capacities László Palkovics said that the recent legislative amendment affecting foreign universities with a presence in Hungary does not necessarily preclude the continued operation of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó welcomed the announcement from the US State Department that a fact-finding delegation has been dispatched to Hungary to learn further details about the recent amendment of the Act on Higher Education and pledged to provide full cooperation and access to all requested information.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the Government of Hungary strongly condemned the twin terror attacks at Coptic Christian Churches in Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt on Sunday, April 9 that killed 44 and injured hundreds more.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wrote a letter to Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven offering his sympathies and condolences following the attack in Stockholm on Friday, April 7. Prime Minister Orbán expressed his deepest sorrow to the families of the victims and wished a swift recovery to those injured.
Reacting to news of US strike launched overnight on a Syrian air base in Homs with 59 Tomahawk missiles. in response to the alleged use of Sarin gas by the Syrian government in Idlib Province earlier in the week, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó called renewed cooperation between the United States and Russia.
The Center for European Policy Analysis, in collaboration with the Hungary Initiative Foundation, is currently accepting applications from qualified applications seeking for the Andrássy National Security Fellowship to begin in June 2017. The fellowship is a fully-funded six-month program aimed at developing Hungarian expertise on the United States and building long-term ties with the U.S. policy community through hands-on experience and analytical training in transatlantic policy issues.
On Wednesday, April 5, the Embassy of Hungary hosted a reception for the diplomatic corps and prominent members of the business community in Washington, DC together with Diplomatic Connections Magazine.
The Government of Hungary condemns in the strongest possible terms the latest missile test carried out on 5 April 2017 by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó and U.S.-based company Dana Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies jointly announced plans for an investment totaling $49 million that will significantly expand production in Hungary at a gear plant in the city of Győr on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The Hungarian government has pledged $1 million in grants to the investment project.
The Central European University (Közép-európai Egyetem) is not and has never been the subject or specific target of the legislative amendment adopted by Hungarian Parliament today and, contrary to intentionally disseminated misleading information, the CEU will be able to continue its operation as soon as an international agreement has been reached.
Speaking from the Parliament Building in Budapest on Monday, April 3, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was asked about the proposed legislative amendment affecting foreign universities and told reporters that “the Hungarian Cabinet and the Government of the United States of America will sit down to negotiate the matter of the Central European University.”
Speaking to reporters following the meeting of NATO ministers in Brussels on Saturday, April 1st, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared Hungary’s formal backing of the American proposal that NATO should formally join the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS.
The Government of Hungary found it with surprise that the Department of State of the United States released a press statement that is based on factual errors.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the leaders of 27 EU Member gathered in Rome on Saturday, March 25 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Rome Declaration and the founding of the forerunner of the EU.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó and Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi presided over the official inauguration of the new home of the Embassy of Hungary in Washington, DC on Tuesday, March 21. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception brought together numerous distinguished guests including members of President Trump’s White House team, Congressional leadership from the Hungarian-American Caucus, representatives of the diplomatic corps, and distinguished leaders of the Hungarian-American community.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán welcomed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to Budapest on Thursday, March 23 for talks on the current trans-Atlantic security apparatus and enlargement of NATO and the European Union.
Speaking during the Plenary Session of the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS in Washington, DC on March 22, 2017, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó pledged increased Hungarian military participation in the global fight against terrorism. Chaired by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Foreign and Defense Ministers from 66 countries and representatives from two international organizations attended the one-day conference at the State Department in Washington, DC.
Hungarian short film "Sing" (“Mindenki” in Hungarian), directed by Kristóf Deák, took home the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at the 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, 26 February. The 25-minute film is the first Hungarian-produced film to win an Oscar in the category of Best Live Action Short and marks consecutive years that a Hungarian film has taken home an Academy Award, following in the footsteps of László Nemes’ "Son of Saul".
On Friday, February 24, Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi and the Embassy of Hungary held a commemorative candle lighting ceremony with members of the Hungarian-American community on the eve of the Hungarian Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Communism.
On Friday, February 24, President of the United States Donald Trump sent a letter to Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán thanking him for his message of congratulations following the President’s inauguration on January 20.
In a statement prior to the UN Security Council Meeting on European conflict on Monday, February 20, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó underlined hat the security challenges threatening Europe cannot be solved without cooperation between the United States and Russia.
On Tuesday, January 24, Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi awarded Representative Marcy Kaptur the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary in recognition of her outstanding work as Co-Chair of the Hungarian-American Caucus and for providing a significant voice and platform for Hungarian-Americans across the United States.
US company and world’s largest fund manager BlackRock announced plans to establish an innovation center in Budapest that will create and additional 500 high-added-value new jobs.
Together with five members of Parliament, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog headlined the Hungarian delegation that attended the 65th Annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC on Thursday, February 2nd. Hungarian Members of Parliament included: Dr. Tamás Lukács; Dr. Imre Vejkey; István Bebes; Dr. János Harmatta; and, László Teleki.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó strongly condemned the missile test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on February 12 in the strongest terms and urged regional partners in Asia to expand and strictly enforce the sanctions against the regime in Pyongyang.
The Embassy of Hungary to the United Stated in Washington, D.C. is currently seeking qualified applicants for the positions of Assistant to the Press, Information and Public Affairs Attaché and Assistant to the Economic and Trade Attaché.
Addressing US President Donald Trump’s recent Executive Order to temporarily suspending the entry of citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that he was “surprised to observe the neurotic reactions criticizing the decision of the United States.”
The Government of Hungary was shocked to hear of the shooting at an Islamic cultural center in Quebec on Sunday, January 30, and strongly condemns the religiously motivated attack that left six dead and many others wounded.
Hungarian Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi attended the United States Holocaust Museum’s event in honor of International Holocaust Memorial Day and all of those in history forced to confront hatred, affronts to human dignity and unthinkable acts of genocide.
On Saturday, January 21st, one day following the Inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, the Embassy of Hungary hosted a tripartite of events at the soon-to-be new Embassy building at 1500 Rhode Island Avenue under the headline “Salute to Freedom,” including a post-Inaugural Brunch and a VIP piano concert by Steinway Artist, Ádám György. Later in the evening, the Embassy of Hungary turned down the lights and opened up the Embassy’s new “speakeasy” bar for a happy hour and cocktail reception. Distinguished attendees of the Embassy of Hungary’s “Salute to Freedom” included President Trump’s advisors, Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen, business executives and corporate leaders, leaders of the Hungarian-American community, and Ambassadors and Military Attachés.
Speaking in Brussels on Thursday, January 26, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán strongly criticized existing EU policy and asserted European’s overwhelming rejection of “open societies” in favor of democratic societies. The Prime Minister also called for reforms that would “make Europe great again.”
Hungarian Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács rebuffed criticism levelled by the Obama Administration concerning government policy towards non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating Hungary, calling such accusations unnecessarily encumbering bilateral relations.
Speaking at a press conference in Budapest following the release of 2016’s foreign trade data, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó highlighted Hungary’s record-breaking trade volume and unprecedented trade surplus.
The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Sunday, January 8 that killed four Israeli soldiers and injured many more.
In a letter of condolence to Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán conveyed his sympathies to the families of the victims of the New Year’s Eve terrorist attack in Istanbul and wished a speedy recovery to those who were injured.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó both sent letters of condolence to German Chancellor Angela Merkel following the attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 and injured many others.
On December 9, Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi jointly hosted a charity Gala Dinner with the Azar Foundation for the Children of the World to help Syrian refugee children get back to school at the Embassy of Hungary.