Deputy State Secretary Bálint Ódor paid an official visit to Rome to discuss EU issues in the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the Ministry for EU Affairs December 5, 2013.
A group of around 200 students and professors, undertaking a two-day long study visit, arrived in Budapest from the University of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) with the aim to explore the possibilities of launching scientific cooperation with Hungarian higher education institutions.
All violence, and especially violence committed by state authorities, is unacceptable, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Zsolt Németh told a foreign ministerial session of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe held in Kiev on 5 December 2013.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has undertaken to prepare a report on to what extent Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Georgia are ready to join the Alliance by June 2014, MFA State Secretary Zsolt Németh declared following the two-day meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Brussels on December 4.
The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will ship the water purification equipment supplied by Budapest Municipal Waterworks to Cebu in the Philippines, to assist those living in the areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
The outcomes of the Budapest Water Summit were presented at the meeting organized by the Hungarian Permanent Mission to the UN in New York City on 18 November 2013, with the participation of members of the Friends of Water group and UN Member States.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary has followed with concern the news about the Ukrainian police using force in Kiev on November 30 to disperse a peaceful demonstration of young people on the city's main square. The demonstrators gathered in support of Ukraine's closer ties with the European Union and for the signing of the Association Agreement. We condemn the actions of the police and consider it important that the events be urgently investigated and those responsible for them be named.
Deputy State Secretary for Foreign Affairs delivered a kick-off presentation about the role of Central Europe in NATO and the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy at the Central European Strategic Forum, held in Slovakia on 29-30 November 2013.
Hungary and Iceland were among the first countries hit by the global financial crisis a few years ago and they have since both successfully recovered, Parliamentary State Secretary Zsolt Németh from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said after meeting Icelandic Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson today in Budapest.
Morocco may serve as Hungary's gateway to the Arab world and Africa, and Hungary can do the same for Morocco in Central Europe, the Foreign Ministry's Deputy State Secretary declared following his official visit to the North African country.