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Estonia: Victory Day Celebration in Budapest

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 16, 2022

Members of the diplomatic community in Budapest, those of the Estonian community in Hungary and others were welcomed at the event by the Estonian Ambassador Kristi Karelsohn for whom it was also the occasion to say farewell since her tenure in the Hungarian capital expires this summer. Victory Day ('Võidupüha') is an Estonian public holiday, […]

Slovenia Celebrates Statehood Day and Independence

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 9, 2022

The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia held a diplomatic reception in Budapest this Thursday to celebrate Slovenia’s Statehood Day and the 31st anniversary of the country's independence. Hundreds of people, including members of the diplomatic community in Budapest and others, gathered in the Museum of Military History in the Buda Castle in Budapest at […]

Queen's Birthday Party in Budapest

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 1, 2022

On the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Hungary, Paul Fox held a garden party at the Ambassador's residence in the Buda hills this Wednesday. Welcoming the hundreds of guests, Ambassador Fox emphasized that this year's celebration is a special one. "It is not only […]

Argentine National Day Reception

Sándor Laczkó
May 25, 2022

The National Day of the Argentine Republic was celebrated with a reception at the Museum of Military History in the Hungarian capital this Wednesday afternoon. Argentine Ambassador Hernán María Patiño Mayer welcomed members of the diplomatic community in Budapest, those of the Argentinian community in Hungary and others to the event held in the Buda […]

Croatia Statehoood Day Celebrated in Budapest

Sándor Laczkó
May 24, 2022

The Embassy of the Republic of Croatia held a diplomatic reception in Budapest this Tuesday to celebrate Croatia’s Statehood Day. Hundreds of people, including members of the diplomatic community in Budapest, those of the Croatian community in Hungary and others, gathered in the Museum of Military History in the Buda Castle in Budapest at the […]

Strengthening Bonds Through Cooperation

Sándor Laczkó
May 23, 2022

“Trade relations between Hungary and Belgium have been soaring recently,” the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Hungary, Siegfried Peinen tells Diplomacy&Trade in the leading article of the Belgian Focus celebrating the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Hungary and Belgium. Looking back at the history of this century, Ambassador Peinen notes that at […]

Hungarian Embassy Back in Kiev

D&T
May 2, 2022

Following similar moves by several other countries, the Hungarian Embassy to Ukraine, which had temporarily been moved to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, is now operating again in the Ukranian capital, the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has announced. Security conditions are considered to be adequate, and "it makes sense for the […]

Japanese Government Recognition for József Király

D&T
Apr 29, 2022

The Government of Japan has announced the Spring 2022 Honors for foreigners, including an order of merit to József Király in Hungary. According to the statement, the Honorary President of the Kecskemét-Aomori Friendship Circle has been awarded ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays’ for his contribution to the promotion of regional […]

Spanish Royal Decoration to Péter Tóth

D&T
Apr 6, 2022

The Ambassador of Spain in Budapest, Anunciada Fernández de Córdova has presented the Cross of Officer of the Order of Isabella the Catholic that King Felipe VI of Spain has granted to Péter Tóth, Director of the Spanish-Hungarian company ‘Olmos and Tóth’. At the proposal of Anunciada Fernández de Córdova, Ambassador of Spain in Hungary, […]

Hungarian Gov'nt Moves Embassy to Lviv from Kiev

D&T
Mar 3, 2022

The Hungarian government is temporarily relocating its embassy in Kiev to Lviv, Western Ukraine, due to the continuously deteriorating security situation, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced on Thursday. According to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Minister told a meeting of Hungarian ambassadors that within the […]

Trust and Friendship Through Contact and Dialog

Sándor Laczkó
Feb 24, 2022

“Hungary and Japan display a close affinity for one another.” That is according to the Ambassador of Japan to Hungary, Masato Otaka. In addition to describing the various aspects of bilateral and multilateral cooperation the two countries have based on trust and friendship, he also outlines, in an extensive interview with Diplomacy&Trade, the many things […]

Brazilian President Visits Budapest

D&T
Feb 17, 2022

Following a visit to Moscow, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was in the Hungarian capital this Thursday and held talks with Hungarian officials such as Presdient János Áder and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Hungary has a vested interest in close cooperation with Brazil. That is according to Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán who spoke after talks with […]

New Year Diplomatic Reception in Budapest

D&T
Jan 10, 2022

Relations between countries and dialog between nations cannot be based on lies or denial of the truth. That is according to Hungarian President János Áder, who received the members of the diplomatic corps at the Palace of Arts (Müpa) Budapest Monday evening. At the traditional opening ceremony of the diplomatic event, the head of state […]

Active Cooperation with Hungary

Sándor Laczkó
Jan 1, 2022

“Hungarian-French relations are very good in general. After the difficult times of the pandemic, personal, direct consultations could also resume recently.”  That is according to the Ambassador of the Republic of France to Hungary, Pascale Andréani. In addition to describing the strong economic relations and active French investor presence here, she also outlines – in […]

French President Meets V4 Premiers in Budapest

D&T
Dec 13, 2021

The President of the Republic of France, Emmanuel Macron paid a one-day visit to Budapest this Monday to attend a meeting with the prime ministers of the Visegrád Four (V4) Group. He also met held brief discussions with the Hungarian president and prime minister as well as opposition politicians, including the mayor of Budapest. At […]

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