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.
U.S. President Barack Obama sent a letter to Hungarian President János Áder extending his congratulation August 20, Stephen's Day, to the people of Hungary on the anniversary of the founding of the Hungarian state. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry also offered his congratulations to the Hungarian people and reaffirmed the strength and vital importance of U.S.-Hungarian relations.
At a joint press conference in Budapest Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto announced Mercedes will build a new plant next to its existing factory in Kecskemét producing an additional 150 ,000 cars per year. Mercedes' $1.1 billion investment is projected to create 2,500 new jobs.
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and Deputy Defense Minister Tamás Vargha attended the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition Countering ISIL on Thursday, July 21st in Washington, DC. Also attending was Péter Siklósi, Deputy State Secretary for Defence and Security Policy of the Ministry of Defence.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó concluded negotiations and signed a cluster of Hungarian-American economic cooperation agreements in the United States on Wednesday, July 20th. Szijjártó is in the United States until Friday attending the Counter ISIL Coalition Ministerial aimed at halting the expansion of the terrorist organization across Syria and Iraq.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó condemned the coup attempt in Turkey in the strongest possible terms on Sunday, July 17th.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wishes to expresses its deepest sympathies as well as his condolences on behalf of Hungary to the people of France in wake of the Nice attack.
In a statement to Hungarian press and public television channel M1 at the conclusion of the two-day NATO Summit in Warsaw, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán praised NATO for renewed pledges to assist in the resolution of the Syrian Civil War and migration crisis.
Attending the two-day NATO Warsaw Summit alongside head of delegation Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Minister of Defense István Simicskó, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó reaffirmed Hungary's strong commitment to NATO burden-sharing and highlighted recent increases in national defense spending.
Hungary strongly condemns the terrorist attacks perpetrated over the weekend in both Dhaka and Baghdad as heinous acts of completely unjustifiable violence.