Dr Csaba Latorcai, Deputy State Secretary for Priority Social Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office delivered a speech at the Uránia National Movie Theatre on the Memorial Day of the Victims of the Hungarian Holocaust. This year the memorial day fell on Saturday, and bearing in mind the laws of the Jewish faith, the commemoration was held today. The film Dawn Fever by Péter Gárdos was shown in the cinema as part of the event.
Minister of Agriculture Dr. Sándor Fazekas and a delegation including representatives from the private sector met with the US Acting Deputy Undersecretary Secretary of the Department of Agriculture Michael Scuse on their trip to Washington, DC between April 9th and 11th. At the top of the agenda were European-US free trade negotiations, the issue of GMO free agricultural imports and the dairy market crisis.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received Greek-born American writer and journalist Nicholas Gage in Parliament on Tuesday.
At a meeting in Paris on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Hungary's accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Prime Minister Viktor Orbán proclaimed that repaying the IMF-EU loan was an unprecedented achievement that could not have been accomplished without friends like the OECD.
On Friday, April 8th, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received a two-party delegation in Budapest consisting of US Congressional Representatives as well as US Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bell. The Prime Minister discussed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine as well as broader US-Hungarian relations.
The Memorial Committee of 1956 has announced grants to fund commemorative events of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. The Hungarian Initatives Foundation has likewise launched grants to fund commemorative events on the 60th anniversary of 1956 in the United States.
Between March 31st and April 1st Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and a delegation from the office of Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó joined 58 other Heads of States in Washington, DC to attend the 2016 Fourth bi-annual Nuclear Security Summit. Since the initiative was launched by President Obama, significant progress was achieved in reducing fissile material stockpiles and in increasing the security protocols of civilian nuclear facilities.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó, who is in Washington, D.C. attending the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit as a member of the Hungarian delegation led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, held a series of meetings on political issues and energy cooperation. Other members of the delegation include Minister of National Development Miklós Seszták and Chief Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister József Czukor, Mr. Szijjártó told Hungarian news agency MTI in a statement late on Wednesday.
Hungary has received the Atoms for Peace Award for its measures taken for the total elimination of highly enriched uranium stocks. The prestigious international recognition was received by Minister for National Development Miklós Seszták at the Nuclear Industry Summit (NIS) in Washington, D.C. on 31 March 2016.
On Thursday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó held negotiations with the vice presidents of General Electric and Google, both members of the US-Hungarian Business Council