At a press conference held in Parliament on Tuesday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said that Parliament had made the wisest and most responsible decision by granting authority to send Hungarian troops to join the campaign against Islamic State (IS).
The March of the Living was held in Budapest for the 13th time. Tens of Thousands of people marched through Budapest to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust and to affirm their committment to a democratic, pluralistic and tolerant society.
Szabolcs Takács, the Hungarian Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) announced that the IHRA will hold its general meetings in Budapest and Debrecen. Hungary currently holds the IHRA chairmanship for a year since March.
To mark International Roma Day, a video campaign is showcasing Hungary’s Roma heroes. World-class footballer János Farkas, composer György Cziffra, and revolutionaries Béla Puczi and Ilona Szabó are among those featured in the video, which offers the public a chance to learn about these heroes’ lives.
The Embassies of Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary
present the 4th Annual V4 Film Series in Washington, DC from April 14 to May 5, 2015.
The Embassy hosted a concert attended by around one hundred guests in collaboration with the In Series in March 25, 2015. We celebrated the music of Franz Liszt and Béla Bartók.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared at the Foreign Ministerial meeting of the Visegrad Group (V4), the Nordic Council (NC) and the Baltic states (B3) that started on Thursday and ends in the late afternoon on Friday in Slovakia by Lake Csorba, that establishing Central Europe’s energy security is not the responsibility of the region but that of Europe; therefore, the European Union also needs to play a role in that.
Happy March 15! - These were the opening words of Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi's greetings on the occasion of Hungary's national holiday, setting off a family friendly and joyful evening marking the anniversary of Hungary's revolution in 1848.
Hungary officially assumed the Chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) on Monday. The handover ceremony was held in Berlin, the seat of the Permanent Office of the international organisation.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó declared on Tuesday in Budapest that if the National Assembly backs the involvement in the fight against the Islamic State, then Hungarian soldiers could arrive in Iraq in the second half of May.