“A political agreement has been reached concerning the fact that the countries of the Visegrád Group will each be sending a contingent of soldiers to the Baltic in three-month shifts beginning in 2017 within the framework of measures aimed at increasing NATOs presence in the region”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian news agency MTI by telephone on Friday from Jūrmala, Latvia, where he is attending a summit of foreign ministers from the Visegrád Group (V4), Baltic and Scandinavian countries.
“Budapest’s bid to organise the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics represents not just Hungary, but the whole Central European region, where the Games have never been held before”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said.
On Tuesday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó heed talks with leaders of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (AmCham).
Dr Csaba Latorcai, Deputy State Secretary for Priority Social Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office delivered a speech at the Uránia National Movie Theatre on the Memorial Day of the Victims of the Hungarian Holocaust. This year the memorial day fell on Saturday, and bearing in mind the laws of the Jewish faith, the commemoration was held today. The film Dawn Fever by Péter Gárdos was shown in the cinema as part of the event.
Minister of Agriculture Dr. Sándor Fazekas and a delegation including representatives from the private sector met with the US Acting Deputy Undersecretary Secretary of the Department of Agriculture Michael Scuse on their trip to Washington, DC between April 9th and 11th. At the top of the agenda were European-US free trade negotiations, the issue of GMO free agricultural imports and the dairy market crisis.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received Greek-born American writer and journalist Nicholas Gage in Parliament on Tuesday.
At a meeting in Paris on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Hungary's accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Prime Minister Viktor Orbán proclaimed that repaying the IMF-EU loan was an unprecedented achievement that could not have been accomplished without friends like the OECD.
On Friday, April 8th, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received a two-party delegation in Budapest consisting of US Congressional Representatives as well as US Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bell. The Prime Minister discussed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine as well as broader US-Hungarian relations.
The Memorial Committee of 1956 has announced grants to fund commemorative events of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. The Hungarian Initatives Foundation has likewise launched grants to fund commemorative events on the 60th anniversary of 1956 in the United States.
Between March 31st and April 1st Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and a delegation from the office of Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó joined 58 other Heads of States in Washington, DC to attend the 2016 Fourth bi-annual Nuclear Security Summit. Since the initiative was launched by President Obama, significant progress was achieved in reducing fissile material stockpiles and in increasing the security protocols of civilian nuclear facilities.