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.
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.”
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.
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.