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.
Hungary officially assumed the Chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) on Monday. The handover ceremony was held in Berlin, the seat of the Permanent Office of the international organisation.
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.