Deputy State Secretary for Global Affairs Péter Wintermantel gave a speech at the Fourth Conference of Hungarian-Israeli Friendship Associations, which was held in Zalaegerszeg on 24-26 August. Foreign Minister János Martonyi and State Secretary János Lázár were the chief patrons of the conference.
In his speech, Péter Wintermantel declared that the Hungarian Government greatly appreciated the work of the Hungarian-Israeli Friendship Associations since they play an indispensable role in fostering the Jewish community in Hungary and in promoting bilateral relations between Hungary and Israel. Hungary regards Israel as a friendly country and a major partner in the Middle East.
The Hungarian Deputy State Secretary stressed that the Hungarian Government remained committed to fighting all forms of racism and anti-Semitism, and would take all necessary action to prevent them. Péter Wintermantel stated that Hungary had undertaken to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary in a worthy manner during the course of 2014.
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs)