My four year term as ambassador to the United States has come to an end and I return to Hungary at the end of January. It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the Ambassador of Hungary to the United States, where as a 1956 refugee from communism I spent a substantial part of my life before returning to Hungary in early 1990. The United States thus has a special place in my heart. Serving my beloved homeland in a country I also love has been a profoundly fulfilling experience.
“Without the sacrifices that Hungarian Jews made during the First World War, it would have been impossible to defend our homeland”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at a centenary memorial on Monday to mark the renovation of WWI graves in the Kozma Street Jewish Cemetery. At Plot 12 of the cemetery, Viktor Orbán paid tribute to the Jews who sacrificed their lives for Hungary.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced at the business forum of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) that three new U.S. investments will come to Hungary, creating more than 500 new jobs altogether, with a total value of USD 15.5 million (HUF 4.17 billion).
The Embassy of Hungary was represented by Ambassador Szapáry at the silent march in Washington, D.C. in solidarity with France in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.
Representatives of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries and Ukraine met on 16 December 2014 in Kyiv to discuss the current situation in and around Ukraine, as well as the Visegrad countries’ support and assistance to the government and the people of Ukraine.
Hungarian Honorary Consuls and Economic Counselors from all across the U.S. met in Washington, DC to coordinate outreach to the Hungarian American communities, discuss consular matters such as citizenship applications and exchanged ideas about how to boost US-Hungarian business relations.
Rep. Michael R. Turner received the award in appreciation for his untiring work in the field of transatlantic security policy and promoting energy security relations between the US and Central and Eastern Europe.
The Hungarian Santa Claus has come to town again as Hungarians, Americans and Hungarian Americans gathered for the 23nd annual Mikulás dinner co-hosted by the Hungarian Embassy and the Hungarian American Coalition featuring keynote speaker Dr. György Schöpflin, Member of the European Parliament.
Eye Witnesses Discuss the Dramatic Events of 1989 after 25 Years
The Cosmos Club held an evening to honor the work of Dr. Albert-László Barabási with the support of the Hungarian Embassy.