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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.