Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Foreign Minister Péter Szijjárto held talks with members of the US-Hungary Business Council (USHBC) on Friday, June 24th as Hungary and the United States both looked to encourage and highlight further foreign investment opportunities in their respective countries.
The Hungarian Government published a full page paid advertisement in the British press on Monday, June 20th appealing to British voters in support of the UK's continued European Union membership. Britain will hold its referendum the future of its EU membership on Thursday, June 23rd.
Speaking from a ceremony at the new headquarters of Alcoa in the city of Székesfehérvár, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó revealed first quarter investment statistics indicate that the United States has become Hungary’s second largest source of investment, trailing only Germany.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán condemned the Orlando attacks and expressed his sympathies in a letter to President Barack Obama.
On Thursday, June 9th Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi presented Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Frank London with the Hungarian Order of Merit Knight’s Cross for his service as a cultural ambassador for Hungarian and Hungarian-Jewish music.
Hungarian President János Áder sent a letter to President Obama yesterday following the tragic attack that took place in Orlando on June 12th. President Áder expressed his deepest sympathies to the victims and their families and expressed Hungary’s readiness to contribute to common efforts to strengthen our security.
Hungarian Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi met with senior members of the American Jewish Committee on Sunday, June 5th to speak about such topics as Hungarian-Israeli bilateral relations, the post-1990 renaissance of Jewish culture throughout Budapest and Hungary. The friendly but open conversation also addressed the continued global fight against anti-Semitismas well as a variety of other issues.
Hungarian Foreign Péter Szijjártó welcomed Montenegro’s signature of the NATO accession protocol as a significant contribution to the safety and stability of the Western Balkan region.
In a statement, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó strongly rebuffed comments made by U.S. President Bill Clinton on the state of democracy in Hungary.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó informed Hungarian news agency MTI that the United Nations will lift the confidential status of its documents on Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet revolution stored at Columbia University and the UN’s archives.