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June 13, 2016 11:19 AM

Ambassador Szemerkényi Presents Frank London with Hungarian Order of Merit Knight’s Cross

On Thursday, June 9th Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi presented Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Frank London with the Hungarian Order of Merit Knight’s Cross for his service as a cultural ambassador for Hungarian and Hungarian-Jewish music.

June 13, 2016 9:55 AM

Hungarian President Áder Offers Sympathies to the Victims of Orlando Attack in Letter to President Obama

Hungarian President János Áder sent a letter to President Obama yesterday following the tragic attack that took place in Orlando on June 12th. President Áder expressed his deepest sympathies to the victims and their families and expressed Hungary’s readiness to contribute to common efforts to strengthen our security.

June 6, 2016 4:52 PM

Ambassador Szemerkényi Meets with Senior Leaders of the American Jewish Committee

Hungarian Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi met with senior members of the American Jewish Committee on Sunday, June 5th to speak about such topics as Hungarian-Israeli bilateral relations, the post-1990 renaissance of Jewish culture throughout Budapest and Hungary. The friendly but open conversation also addressed the continued global fight against anti-Semitismas well as a variety of other issues.

May 23, 2016 2:28 PM

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó: Montenegro’s NATO Accession Will Contribute to the Stability of the Western Balkan region

Hungarian Foreign Péter Szijjártó welcomed Montenegro’s signature of the NATO accession protocol as a significant contribution to the safety and stability of the Western Balkan region.

May 17, 2016 9:48 AM

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó Rebuffs Comments Made by Former U.S. President Bill Clinton

In a statement, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó strongly rebuffed comments made by U.S. President Bill Clinton on the state of democracy in Hungary.

May 9, 2016 10:52 AM

UN to Declassify Files on 1956 Revolution

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó informed Hungarian news agency MTI that the United Nations will lift the confidential status of its documents on Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet revolution stored at Columbia University and the UN’s archives.

May 5, 2016 2:57 PM

Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi Addresses Georgetown’s 2016 Annual Conference on International Cyber Engagement

Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi spoke before cyber security experts from around the world about the future of the multilateral export control forum negotiated under the Wassenaar Arrangement, and its impact on the export of cyber security software and services worldwide.

May 2, 2016 12:14 PM

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán Presents Steven F. Udvar-Hazy with the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary

At a ceremony in the Parliament Building, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke about the importance of role models after presenting the American businessman of Hungarian origin Steven F. Udvar-Hazy – Chairman and CEO of Air Lease Corporation – with the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary.

May 2, 2016 11:54 AM

Deputy State Secretary Kristóf Altusz Visits North America

Deputy State Secretary for European and American Relations Kristóf Altusz travelled to North America on an official diplomatic visit between April 25-30, 2016. During the course of his visit Altusz met with members of the Hungarian communities of New York and Connecticut, opened the first regional diaspora meeting organized by the Consulate General in New York, held negotiations with representatives of Brooklyn’s Hungarian-rooted Jewish community and visited the Freedom House Institute of International Politics.

May 2, 2016 10:01 AM

American Company Flowserve Eyes $16 million Investment in Hungary

Texas-based machine manufacturer Flowserve Corporation will invest $16 million in a new financial services center in Debrecen, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced in Budapest last week. The investment will create approximately 404 new jobs.