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State Secy Potápi: Permanent Hungarian Conference, Diaspora Council to Meet Online

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.11.14.

The next meetings of the Permanent Hungarian Conference (Máért) and the Diaspora Council will be held online due to the coronavirus pandemic on November 26, State Secretary Árpád János Potápi said on Saturday.

Potápi said that the two waves of the epidemic “confined Hungary and the diaspora within four walls” and programmes needed to be reorganised online. He added, however, that modern technology facilititated reaching out to another 10,000 ethnic Hungarians, with whom, he said, ties would be maintained in future. So far, 45,000 ethnic Hungarians have been involved in the government’s programmes, Potápi noted.

Hungarian History Shaped by All Its Nations, says State Secy Potápi
Hungarian History Shaped by All Its Nations, says State Secy Potápi

Hungarian history is the history of all nations that once shared a homeland in Hungary and built it together, the state secretary for Hungarian communities beyond the border said in Zagreb on Wednesday. Speaking to representatives of the Hungarian community in Croatia at an exhibition on Hungarian-Croatian history, Árpád János Potápi said that all those […]Continue reading

The government is supporting 261 cultural projects across the diaspora in 2020, using a budget of 364 million forints (EUR 1m), while 116 bidders in open tenders have won 141 million forints, the state secretary said. He added that the government would use a similar-size budget to help diaspora Hungarians next year. “No programme will be cancelled,” Potápi said.

Featured photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI


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