'56 National Reception for the international community
On the 22nd of October, H.E. Ambassador Tamás Iván Kovács gave a National Day Reception to the Brussels-based international community at our Embassy, where he spoke about the historical significance of the Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1956. The event was attended by several key participants of the Belgian political and economic life as well as many members of the Diplomatic Community.
A Magyar Tudomány Ünnepe
A Magyar Tudományos Akadémia idén novemberben, immáron 18. alkalommal rendezi meg a Magyar Tudomány Ünnepe rendezvénysorozatot. A rendezvények jelentős része online formában zajlik majd. A programokról az MTA honlapján olvashatnak részletesen, és itt követhetik az előadásokat is.
Virtual meeting between the Belgian and the Hungarian Institutes for Foreign Affairs
H.E. Ambassador Tamás Iván Kovács had a meeting with Mr. Jean-Louis De Brouwer, Director of the Egmont Institute; Mr. François Roux, Political Adviser and Mr. Márton Ugrósdy, Director of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade in Budapest. The parties reviewed the cooperation possibilities between the Belgian and the Hungarian institutes.
Commemoration on 1956 - mass in the Saints-Michel-et-Gudule Cathedral and wreath at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier
On 17th October, a Mass was held at the Saints-Michel-et-Gudule Cathedral in Brussels to commemorate the 1956 Revolution and War of Independence. This was followed by a candle and flag procession to the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, where the wreath of remembrance was laid. At the memorial, H.E. Ambassador Tamás Iván Kovács delivered a ceremonial speech.
Inauguration of the new Honorary Consul of Hungary in Antwerp
Ari Epstein the CEO of World Diamond Center has been inaugurated as the new Honorary Consul of Hungary in Antwerp. At the ceremony participated Annelies Verlinden Belgian Minister of Interior, the Ambassadors of Hungary, Israel, the Czech Republic and several members of the Diplomatic Corps in Belgium, Belgian politicians, and the representatives of the Jewish Community of Antwerp. In his inaugural speech, Hungarian Ambassador Tamás Iván Kovács emphasized that the nomination of a Honorary Consul in Antwerp brings Hungary closer to the Hungarian Community, and it strengthens the economic relations between Flanders and Hungary.