The Friends of Hungary Foundation is holding its 4th World Meeting from May 5th to the 7th in Budapest. At the conference, members of the Hungarian government will deliver speeches, while the approximately 200 members of the Friends of Hungary Foundation, arriving from 24 different countries, will be received by President of the Republic János Áder.
The Friends of Hungary Foundation, headed by former chairman of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences E. Sylvester Vizi, aims to serve as a bridge connecting Hungarians living in the Carpathian Basin with their compatriots in the diaspora. The Foundation’s mission is to provide value-based, yet non-partisan, information to the community of Hungary’s friends and the general public on events and results concerning Hungary and Hungarians living around the world. The members of the Foundation include only successful and honorable expatriate Hungarians, as well as foreigners who are fond of Hungarian culture. Their increasing numbers help the Foundation to improve Hungary’s reputation abroad, as well as to help provide a more complete and accurate picture of the country. The Foundation’s English-language news portal Hungary Today and German-language blog Ungarn Heute provide foreigners interested in Hungary with information about the country on a daily basis.
Participants in the 4th Friends of Hungary World Meeting will be received by President János Áder at the Sándor Palace in the Buda Castle on Friday. On the second day of the conference, round-table talks will be held on Hungarian science, arts and sports, as well as on the situation of Hungarian minorities abroad. On Saturday, prominent figures of Hungary’s political life are also expected to delivered lectures to the participants. As part of the “Meet your ambassador” programme, American, Canadian and British nationals attending the conference will be received by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires David Kostelancik, Her Excellency Ambassador Isabelle Poupart, and His Excellency Ambassador Iain Lindsay respectively.
In addition, you can view the Hungarian-language video about last year’s conference below: