(From left) Ambassador of Hungary József Bencze, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin and the new Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations archbishop Gabriele Caccia
Celebrating the Pearl of the Danube
BUSINESS CHIC - Johnny Litton (The Philippine Star) - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am

The Embassy of Hungary in the Philippines, led by the inde­fatigable Ambassador of Hungary József Bencze, held its National Day Celebration and Cultural Performance at Fairmont Makati Hotel.

Distinguished members of the govern­ment, diplomatic, business and social sectors gathered together to commem­orate this auspicious day through cul­tural performances, both Hungarian and Filipino.

Hungary is a long time-partner of the Philippines, having es­tablished diplomatic relations 46 years ago and reopening its Embassy in Manila in 2017. The two countries’ relations are dynamically increasing in scope and intensity, with steadily growing bilateral trade and invest­ments, a healthy exchange of cultural activities and vibrant education cooperation.

(From left) Embassy of Hungary in the Philippines head of finance and administration Gergely Bobák, Nan Lehõcz, Embassy of Hungary in the Philippines head of commercial section GáboLehõcz, Gellért Rátkai, Edit Rátkai, Hungary consul Balázs Rátkai, Kata Kondár and Embassy of Hungary in the Philippines deputy Consul of Zambia Louie head of mission David Ambrus.

Hungary provides 35 fully funded scholarships to Filipino students each year to Hungarian higher education institutions. Congratulations to the Embassy of Hungary in the Philippines for a successful celebration!

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