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.
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.
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.
V4 Ambassadors' lunch with the President of the Flemish Parliament
Ambassador Tamás Iván Kovács hosted an informal working lunch with the V4 Ambassadors in Brussels. The guest of honour was the Speaker of the Flemish Parliament, Liesbeth Homans. During the discussion they exchanged views on matters of common interest, e.g. migration, demographic questions, labour market and economic challenges.
Lunch of the Heads of Mission with the Director General for European Affairs of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Lunch of the Heads of Mission by the Slovenian Presidency of the EU with Theodora Gentzis, Director General for European Affairs and Coordination of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Heads of Mission were informed on the Belgian position concerning the most relevant topics in the EU.