Foreign Minister János Martonyi met Hoyt Brian Yee, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.
The Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia issued a joint statement regarding the currents event in Ukraine.
Marianne Szegedy-Maszák was the guest of our Embassy on January 23. She introduced her new book and talked about her fascinating family story intricately linked to Hungarian history.
János Lázár, Minister of State heading the Office of the Prime Minister of Hungary and President of the International Commission of the Hungarian Holocaust Memorial Year 2014 gave a speech at UNESCO for the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. Please read the full text of his speech below.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp was liberated on 27th January 1945 by troops of the First Ukrainian Front. The United Nations Organization declared this day International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The apology was made at a conference jointly organised by the UN Secretariat and the Hungarian mission to mark the 70th anniversary of the Jewish and Roma Holocaust.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary condemns the use of force, and monitors with the greatest concern the events in Kyiv where some demonstrators have already lost their lives.
The countries of the Visegrad Group reconfirm their strong interest in the political stability and economic prosperity of Ukraine and follow with great concern the events witnessed in the streets of Ukrainian cities since the time of the Vilnius Summit. The Foreign Ministers highlight their deep belief that the right of the people to demonstrate and express their opinion peacefully is one of the basic principles of the OSCE and the Eastern Partnership, which should be respected.
Mr. Phillip Aronoff, Honorary Consul of Hungary in Houston, Texas, was awarded the Honorary Foreign Economic Counselor title on December 6th, 2013 during the annual meeting of Honorary Consuls at the Hungarian Embassy in Washington DC.
Human rights are celebrated worldwide today in remembrance of the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights by the General Assembly of the United Nations 65 years ago. This year’s commemoration is marked also by the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the mandate of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights which fulfils a primary role in the international advancement of the protection of and respect for universal human rights.