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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.

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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.

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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.

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V4 Ambassadors' lunch with the acting Director-General for Bilateral Affairs of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H.E. Ambassador Tamás Iván Kovács had the honor to host at his residence Mr. Jeroen Cooreman, Acting Director-General for Bilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the V4 Ambassadors. He also provided detailed information about the priorities and objectives of the current Hungarian V4 Presidency to his guests.

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Ambassador's meeting with the leaders of Wallon Export and Invenstment Agency (AWEX)

H.E. Ambassador Tamás Iván Kovács had a meeting with Mrs. Karelle Lambert, the Director responsible for Greater Europe at the Walloon Export and Investment Agency (AWEX), Mrs. Caroline Goffinon, area manager of AWEX, Mr. René Branders, Honorary Consul of Hungary in Wallonia and Mr. Vincent Libbrecht, International Operations Manager of Walloon Brabant Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The parties had an excellent discussion on Walloon-Hungarian economic relations and potential cooperation opportunities.

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