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E. Sylvester Vizi Re-Elected President of Hungarian Atlantic Council

Péter Cseresnyés 2019.05.15.

E. Sylvester Vizi has been re-elected as president of the Hungarian Atlantic Council, a non-profit, non-governmental organization aimed at integrating Euro-Atlantic principles into Hungarian public life.

The Hungarian Atlantic Council (HAC) held its general meeting to renew its board and chose to re-elect Professor E. Sylvester Vizi. Vizi is the former president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) and also the current Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of Hungary Foundation, publisher of Hungary Today and its sister site, Ungarn Heute.

Budapest, the Capital of the World’s Hungarians—the First Day of the VI. Friends of Hungary Conference

The Hungarian Atlantic Council was established in 1992 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization. Its original mission was to promote Hungary’s NATO accession and to contribute to the broadest possible acceptance of Euro-Atlantic principles and values in Hungarian society. After Hungary’s successful referendum and NATO accession in 1999, it was reorganized as a public benefit organization based on Hungarian legislation.

HAC works to integrate Euro-Atlantic principles into Hungarian public life. Focusing on practical matters, it seeks to disseminate relevant knowledge and credible information.

Its primary goal is to strengthen Atlantic cooperation with other member states while simultaneously preserving the continuity, traditions and cultural features of Hungarian history.

In the featured photo: E. Sylvester Vizi speaking at the VI. Friends of Hungary Conference. Photo by Tamás Lénárd/Hungary Today