My four year term as ambassador to the United States has come to an end and I return to Hungary at the end of January. It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the Ambassador of Hungary to the United States, where as a 1956 refugee from communism I spent a substantial part of my life before returning to Hungary in early 1990. The United States thus has a special place in my heart. Serving my beloved homeland in a country I also love has been a profoundly fulfilling experience.
“Without the sacrifices that Hungarian Jews made during the First World War, it would have been impossible to defend our homeland”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at a centenary memorial on Monday to mark the renovation of WWI graves in the Kozma Street Jewish Cemetery. At Plot 12 of the cemetery, Viktor Orbán paid tribute to the Jews who sacrificed their lives for Hungary.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced at the business forum of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) that three new U.S. investments will come to Hungary, creating more than 500 new jobs altogether, with a total value of USD 15.5 million (HUF 4.17 billion).
The Embassy of Hungary was represented by Ambassador Szapáry at the silent march in Washington, D.C. in solidarity with France in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.
Representatives of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries and Ukraine met on 16 December 2014 in Kyiv to discuss the current situation in and around Ukraine, as well as the Visegrad countries’ support and assistance to the government and the people of Ukraine.
Hungarian Honorary Consuls and Economic Counselors from all across the U.S. met in Washington, DC to coordinate outreach to the Hungarian American communities, discuss consular matters such as citizenship applications and exchanged ideas about how to boost US-Hungarian business relations.
Rep. Michael R. Turner received the award in appreciation for his untiring work in the field of transatlantic security policy and promoting energy security relations between the US and Central and Eastern Europe.
The Hungarian Santa Claus has come to town again as Hungarians, Americans and Hungarian Americans gathered for the 23nd annual Mikulás dinner co-hosted by the Hungarian Embassy and the Hungarian American Coalition featuring keynote speaker Dr. György Schöpflin, Member of the European Parliament.
The Cosmos Club held an evening to honor the work of Dr. Albert-László Barabási with the support of the Hungarian Embassy.
The Embassy of Hungary has organized a commemorative Gala dinner to celebrate Hungary’s path to freedom from 1956 to 1989, from the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight to the Fall of the Iron Curtain 25 years ago.Today we are celebrating free Hungary as a nation that is stronger than any one government will ever be.
Economic cooperation between Hungary and the United States is a real success story within our bilateral relations and the Hungarian Government is doing everything in its power to provide the most attractive investment environment in Europe – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced to leaders of large U.S. companies on October 21 in Washington.
Mr. Frank Koszorús, Jr. received the honor in recognition for his outstanding achievements in promoting Hungarian-American relations.
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart received the award at a ceremony held at the Ambassador's residence. The award was presented by Zsolt Németh, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian Parliament.
Ambassador Szapáry visited Charlotte, North Carolina on September 25-26 and inaugurated Chris Domeny as Honorary Consul of Hungary to North and South Carolina. He also met with government and business leaders, as well as members of the local Hungarian community.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán recommended Péter Szijjártó for Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade to the President of Hungary, said Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief.
The outcome of NATO’s summit in Wales is good for Hungary and central Europe, the prime minister said.
On August 23, Hungary participated at the commemorative events organized by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience and the Joint Baltic American National Committee to remember millions of victims of totalitarian regimes.
On 20 August, Hungary’s national holiday marking the country’s founding, President of the Republic János Áder presented internationally acknowledged Nobel Prize-winning author Imre Kertész and internationaly reknown inventor Ernő Rubik with the Order of Saint Stephen at the proposal of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
Hungary will support the Afghan police and army with half a million dollars annually between 2015 and 2017 – Anna Nagy the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade told MTI.
Hungary has nominated Tibor Navracsics, Hungary's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to serve as Commissioner in the new European Commission. The new European Commission is currently being formed following the European parliamentary elections in May and will have 28 members nominated by the governments of each member state.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary welcomes the appointment of Mr. Kálmán Mizsei as Head of Mission for the EU Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform in Ukraine.
Hungary welcomes the strong bipartisan support of the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act (H.R. 6.) which would expedite the approval of US natural gas exports, passed today in the House of Representatives.
Energy security has been one of the priorities for Hungary’s presidency of the Visegrad Group over the past year, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Tuesday at a press conference in Budapest attended by V4 Heads of Governments, following an event marking the end of Hungary's one-year V4 Presidency.
Ambassador György Szapáry and György Granasztói presented Professor John Lukács with the Széchenyi Grand Prize at his home in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on June 18.
On June 11, the Hungarian Embassy in cooperation with the Embassy of Austria and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Iron Curtain with a series of events in Washington, D.C.
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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is set to represent Hungary at the inauguration ceremony of Ukraine's president-elect Petro Poroshenko in Kiev on Saturday.
The pain of losing Hungary's freedom is the driving force behind the memorial to the victims of the German occupation in Budapest's Szabadság Square, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated in a letter of reply to thirty Jewish American members of congress.
Join us on June 11 at 3PM in the Library of Congress for a panel with leading academics from America and Europe.
The Hungarian Embassy initiated the introduction of Central European business opportunities to Texas companies at the event in Austin Texas on May 1st, 2014.
Central Europe needs military, transport, and energy security guarantees, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at Globsec, the region's most important foreign and security policy forum, in Bratislava on Thursday.
The Embassy of Hungary in Washington DC learned with great concern about the Simon Wiesenthal Center's statement, calling for reexamination Hungary's ability to chair the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in 2015.
President Barack Obama has sent a letter to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán congratulating him on his party's victory in the Hungarian elections.
Hungary gathered experts and diplomats from all over Central and Eastern Europe to Washington for an intense dialogue on transatlantic energy security and the prospects of US natural gas exports.
Joint Article by the Foreign Ministers of the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia
The President of Hungary H.E. János Áder and Ambassador György Szapáry joined Ernő Rubik the Hungarian creator of the Rubik's Cube to open an interactive exhibition entitled Beyond Rubik’s Cube at the Liberty Science Center (LSC) in New Jersey.
President Áder delivered the following speech at the March of the Living Remembrance in Auschwitz on April 28, 2014.
The Hungarian Government will give its full support to any sanctions approved by the European Union against Russia in connection with the crisis in Ukraine, Foreign Minister János Martonyi said on CNN on Sunday.
Hungary's policies are in line with its European partners, János Martonyi stated on a programme in which he appeared with Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on international news channel CNN. The Hungarian Foreign Minister was asked why Hungary had expressed concern and even possible opposition to sanctions and whether this was in connection with Hungary's wide range of trade relations with Russia.
On a four day visit to Washington, Anita Orbán, Hungary’s Special Envoy for Energy Security made the case for US LNG exports to lawmakers and decision makers in the administration. Testifying in front of the House Energy and Power Subcommittee, she argued that the US should seize the opportunity and act now on expediting LNG exports. Dr. Orbán also met with Congressional leaders and key Washington policy makers as well as think tank experts to provide the CEE allies’ perspective on the energy security aspect of the crisis in Ukraine.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary regards the referendum, held in breach of the Ukrainian Constitution in the Autonomous Crimean Republic on March 16, 2014, as illegitimate and unlawful.
Hungarian State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations Péter Szijjártó met United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Eurasian Affairs Hoyt Brian Yee and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy Amos Hochstein on Tuesday to discuss Hungarian-American economic cooperation and Europe's energy security.
The Hungarian Embassy held a book launch for the recently published book The Holocaust in Hungary – Evolution of a Genocide, a source volume in the Documenting Life and Destruction series by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. One of the authors, László Csõsz, PhD Tziporah Wiesel Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and a senior researcher at the Holocaust Memorial center, Budapest joined us at the Embassy to talk about the new book.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp was liberated on 27th January 1945 by troops of the First Ukrainian Front. The United Nations Organization declared this day International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The apology was made at a conference jointly organised by the UN Secretariat and the Hungarian mission to mark the 70th anniversary of the Jewish and Roma Holocaust.