Hungarian Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi attended the United States Holocaust Museum’s event in honor of International Holocaust Memorial Day and all of those in history forced to confront hatred, affronts to human dignity and unthinkable acts of genocide.
Speaking in Brussels on Thursday, January 26, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán strongly criticized existing EU policy and asserted European’s overwhelming rejection of “open societies” in favor of democratic societies. The Prime Minister also called for reforms that would “make Europe great again.”
On December 9, Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi jointly hosted a charity Gala Dinner with the Azar Foundation for the Children of the World to help Syrian refugee children get back to school at the Embassy of Hungary.
Hungarian Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács rebuffed criticism levelled by the Obama Administration concerning government policy towards non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating Hungary, calling such accusations unnecessarily encumbering bilateral relations.
Speaking at a press conference in Budapest following the release of 2016’s foreign trade data, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó highlighted Hungary’s record-breaking trade volume and unprecedented trade surplus.
The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Sunday, January 8 that killed four Israeli soldiers and injured many more.
In a letter of condolence to Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán conveyed his sympathies to the families of the victims of the New Year’s Eve terrorist attack in Istanbul and wished a speedy recovery to those who were injured.
Reacting to news of the attack on the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto condemned the act of terrorism as an assault on the diplomatic community and expressed their condolences on behalf of Hungary to the Russian people and the family members of the victim. Russian Ambassador to Turkey, 62-year-old Andrey Karlov, died on Monday following an attack by a gunman while opening an Embassy-sponsored exhibition at Ankara’s Gallery of Contemporary Art.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó both sent letters of condolence to German Chancellor Angela Merkel following the attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 and injured many others.
The Prime Ministers of the Visegrád Group countries (Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic) convening in Brussels December 15, 2016, on the margins of the European Council meeting, adopted a Joint Statement on migration, security, Ukraine and the digital single market.