On Thursday, September 15, Hungarian Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi hosted Hungarian experts from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund at her residence. The event was aimed at strengthening ties with Hungarians working in international organizations as well as to provide an update about the latest developments concerning Hungarian-American bilateral relations.
Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi reaches out to the Hungarian-American community as the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight approaches to announce commemorative events the Hungarian embassy will be organizing in honor of this year’s celebrations.
A Washingtoni Nagykövetség felhívja a Tisztelt Választópolgárok figyelmét, hogy levélszavazataikat szeptember 19-től kezdődően október 1-jéig minden munkanapon 9.00-16.00 óra között a Nagykövetségen található levélszavazat gyűjtő urnába helyezhetik. A népszavazás napján október 1-jén 6.00-19.00 óráig várjuk a levélszavazatokat.
Hungarian Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs László Szabó hailed the joint economic successes of Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary at a Visegrád 4 Chamber of Commerce Forum on Friday, September 16.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced on Monday, September 19 that Hungary will put forth a Six-Point proposal aimed at tackling the current migration crisis at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Standard and Poor’s announced on Friday, September 16 its decision to upgrade Hungary’s credit rating to investment grade status in light of the country’s recent economic performance. Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga called the decision another indication of the successful transformation of the Hungarian economy.
Hungarian State Minister for Foreign Affairs Levente Magyar held trade talks with a number of American corporations as well as met with the heads of various Jewish-American organizations on his recent visit to New York from September 12-15.
TechCrunch Disrupt, one of the largest and most important tech startup conferences in the United States, opened its doors earlier this week in San Francisco. For the first time ever, four different Hungarian tech startups were invited to the conference, showcasing the best of Hungarian technology and innovation. Each of the four companies – Shapr3D, SignAll, NowTechnologies and ClipDis – will have the opportunity to meet with potential investors and break into the American market.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó rebuked comments made by Luxembourgian Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn and European Parliament President Martin Schultz about Hungary as both inappropriate and further constributing to the worsening of the European crisis.
On the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán offered his deepest sympathies and condolences to the family members of those affected by the attacks and reaffirmed Hungary's commitment to combatting international terrorism.