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 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.
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.
Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi spoke before cyber security experts from around the world about the future of the multilateral export control forum negotiated under the Wassenaar Arrangement, and its impact on the export of cyber security software and services worldwide.
At a ceremony in the Parliament Building, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke about the importance of role models after presenting the American businessman of Hungarian origin Steven F. Udvar-Hazy – Chairman and CEO of Air Lease Corporation – with the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary.
Deputy State Secretary for European and American Relations Kristóf Altusz travelled to North America on an official diplomatic visit between April 25-30, 2016. During the course of his visit Altusz met with members of the Hungarian communities of New York and Connecticut, opened the first regional diaspora meeting organized by the Consulate General in New York, held negotiations with representatives of Brooklyn’s Hungarian-rooted Jewish community and visited the Freedom House Institute of International Politics.