It is undeniable that the security environment of Europe significantly worsened last year – Minister of Defence Csaba Hende pointed out at a meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Defence and Security Committee in Budapest on Saturday, 16 May.
Promoting the Euro-Atlantic integration is a strategic interest for Hungary for historical reasons and based on our historical experiences, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén said at the plenary meeting of the 2015 Spring Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in the Parliament Building on Monday.
The Embassy of Hungary would like to thank the more than three thousand visitors who chose to visit us on May 9.
In an interview after his negotiations in Baghdad on Monday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said that the command officers of the Hungarian contingent will arrive in Erbil by the end of May, and that the rest of the active contingent will be in Iraq to fight Islamic State by the end of August.
The Embassy of Hungary in Washington DC, in cooperation with the Hungarian American Cultural Association presents a special Jazz night honoring Béla Bartók with the Daniel Szabo Quartet featuring Grammy Award winner Chris Potter.
Come and visit our Embassy this Saturday, May 9th to experience Hungary and Hungarian culture with friends and family. Try delicious Hungarian food, learn about the emerging Hungarian tech Startup scene, and meet some very cute Hungarian breed Vizsla dogs in the garden of our Embassy.
Ambassador Szemerkényi spoke at Georgetown University’s fifth annual International Conference on Cyber Engagement On April 27th. The gathering aims to promote dialogue among policymakers, academics, and key industry stakeholders from across the globe, and to explore the worldwide community’s increasing interconnectivity in this domain.
In a speech given on the Memorial Day for Hungarian Victims of the Holocaust, János Lázár said that “the nation is more than just a community of interests: the nation is a community of fates”.
At a press conference held in Parliament on Tuesday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said that Parliament had made the wisest and most responsible decision by granting authority to send Hungarian troops to join the campaign against Islamic State (IS).
The March of the Living was held in Budapest for the 13th time. Tens of Thousands of people marched through Budapest to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust and to affirm their committment to a democratic, pluralistic and tolerant society.
Szabolcs Takács, the Hungarian Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) announced that the IHRA will hold its general meetings in Budapest and Debrecen. Hungary currently holds the IHRA chairmanship for a year since March.
To mark International Roma Day, a video campaign is showcasing Hungary’s Roma heroes. World-class footballer János Farkas, composer György Cziffra, and revolutionaries Béla Puczi and Ilona Szabó are among those featured in the video, which offers the public a chance to learn about these heroes’ lives.
The Embassies of Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary
present the 4th Annual V4 Film Series in Washington, DC from April 14 to May 5, 2015.
The Embassy hosted a concert attended by around one hundred guests in collaboration with the In Series in March 25, 2015. We celebrated the music of Franz Liszt and Béla Bartók.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared at the Foreign Ministerial meeting of the Visegrad Group (V4), the Nordic Council (NC) and the Baltic states (B3) that started on Thursday and ends in the late afternoon on Friday in Slovakia by Lake Csorba, that establishing Central Europe’s energy security is not the responsibility of the region but that of Europe; therefore, the European Union also needs to play a role in that.
Happy March 15! - These were the opening words of Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi's greetings on the occasion of Hungary's national holiday, setting off a family friendly and joyful evening marking the anniversary of Hungary's revolution in 1848.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared on Tuesday in Budapest that if the National Assembly backs the involvement in the fight against the Islamic State, then Hungarian soldiers could arrive in Iraq in the second half of May.
Ambassador Réka Szemerkényi presented her credentials at the White House to President Barack Obama.
All areas of Hungarian-US relations should be dealt with by strengthening dialogue, Hungary's new ambassador to the US said in an interview prior to her departure to Washington, DC.
“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.
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.
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.