Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén receives Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini
10.11.2022: H.E. Mr. Zsolt Semjén Hungary Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of the Christian Democratic People’s Party received today in the Carmelite monastery the Palestinian Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini. The meeting dealt with several issues, including political developments and Hungary’s unshakable support of the two-state solution. Both sides underscored the importance to promote the relationship between the two countries at all levels and all fields including Christian cooperation, academia, scientific research, tourism and culture.
Towards stronger ties and cooperation between Palestinian and Hungarian Churches
07.11.2022: Palestinian Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhussieni visited the Presidency meeting of the Hungarian Ecumenical Council of Churches (MEÖT). He had a discussion with Bishop József Steinbach and the church leaders present. We agreed on strengthening the relationship between the Palestinian and Hungarian Christian churches.
Ambassador Elhusseini meets with Mr. Németh Zsolt
02.11.2022: Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini met with Mr. Németh Zsolt, a prominent member of Fidesz party and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly. Elhusseini briefed Mr. Zsolt on the recent developments, including the systematic escalation and crimes committed by Israeli settlers, with the encouragement of successive Israeli governments, and with full protection from the Israeli Occupation Forces. Referring to homes demolishing, land confiscation, daily harassment at checkpoints, in addition to colonial expansion, piracy on Palestinian funds, and the continuation of the unjust siege on the Gaza Strip causing extremely hard living conditions, Elusseini stated that all these issues can be resolved by a single decision, which is ending the occupation, and the realization of a contiguous and sovereign Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as its capital.
The issue of strengthening the Palestinian steadfastness in general, and Christians in particular in Jerusalem and Palestine were among the issues tackled during the meeting. On his part, Mr. Zsolt his support of the two-state solution and belief that peace can be achieved. The two sides discussed as well prospects of Palestinian Hungarian parliamentary cooperation and future parliamentary visits.
25.10.2022: The state of Palestine occupied a spot in one of the most prominent European museums by handing over two copies of the Muslim holy book, the Quran, and the Holy Bible as a contribution from the State of Palestine to the Museum of Ethnography in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. The Holy Quran, which will be part of the museum’s collection, was donated in the name of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and the Bible is a gift from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. “The valuable publications were handed over to Dr. Lajos Kemecsi, Director General of the Ethnographic Museum, at a ceremony on 24 October by Fadi Elhusseini, Ambassador of Palestine to Hungary,” said a tweet posted by the museum. The Palestinian ambassador said that this contribution to the Museum of Ethnography is in line with our deep belief that museums have a mission to carry a noble message of culture, and this contribution is nothing but a continuation of a rich history of deep-rooted relations between Palestine and Hungary. For his part, the museum’s general manager said the Museum of Ethnography constantly treats its international relations with high priority. In addition to scientific cooperation, traveling exhibitions, and conferences, diplomatic relations are also of great importance for the museum, he said.
Ambassador Elhusseini meets Deputy Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Vice President of the Hungarian Football Association, President of Wizz Air, and participates in other diplomatic activities
21.10.2022: Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini received H.E. Mr. Khalil Attieh, member of the Jordanian House of Representatives and Deputy speaker of the Arab Parliament. Separately, Ambassador Elhusseini met with the Vice-President of the Hungarian Football Association, Mr. Berzi Sandor. They discussed ideas to boost Palestinian-Hungarian football relations. Dr. Elhusseini met as well with Mr. Robert Carey, President of Wizz Air. The meeting dealt with a number of topics bolster tourism in Palestine. On the other hand, Ambassador Elhusseini met with the Russian Ambassador to Hungary H.E. Mr. Evgeny STANISLAVOV, with Ambassador of Brazil H.E. Ms. Susan Kleebank, and joined other ambassadors in a cultural event at the invitation of the Ambassador of Turkey H.E. Mrs. Gülşen Eksloglu.
Palestine participates in the Arab Culture Day in the Hungarian capital Budapest
15.10.2022: The State of Palestine participated in the Arab Cultural Day, which was organized under the auspices of the Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament H.E. Mr. László Kövér, in Budapest. Palestine presence was remarkable with a rich booth containing various exhibits that reflect Palestine’s civilized and heritage face, including shells and wood, pottery and artistic paintings symbolizing many historical periods in Palestine, in addition to embroideries, glassware, and many heritage works, Palestinian cuisine was also noticeable with a variety of dishes and desserts, which were decorated with the Palestinian flag, the keffiyeh and many desserts bore the names of Palestinian towns and villages. Palestine and Tunisia also presented two folkloric shows, and the Palestinian Dabke was praised by the audience. In addition to films for the participating Arab countries, an exclusive promotional film produced by the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary was shown. The short video presented stunning images of Palestine, reflecting the beauty of its various cities, and uniquely highlighting a mixture of heritage, history, nature, cuisine, industries and crafts, without ignoring Palestinian struggle. In the raffle part Palestine was present as well and offered one of the winners two nights in the city of Bethlehem. The Arab cultural day was attended by a number of Hungarian officials, ambassadors of different countries, members of the Palestinian community and Palestinian and Arab students.
Palestinian Diplomatic activity in Budapest
12.10.2022: The Embassy of the State of Palestine participated in the meeting of the Council of Arab Ambassadors, which was held at the Lebanese residence. The State of Palestine, represented by Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini, participated in the meeting called by the President of the Hungarian Constitutional Court H.E. Dr. Tamás Sulyok. On the other hand, Ambassador Elhusseini met with the Ambassador of Latvia to Hungary, H.E. Ms. Agnese KALNINA, Ambassador of Portugal, H.E. Mr. Jorge AYRES, Head of representation Office Turkic states, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Janos Hovari, and the Algerian Chargé d’Affairs, Mr. Kader Yahya, in addition to the participation of other countries in other diplomatic events. Differently and in preparation for the establishment of a Palestinian Cultural Council in Hungary, Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini visited the Italian Cultural Council and the Spanish Cultural Council, and met with the directors of both councils. Another zoom meeting between the embassy of Palestinian and Hungary’s Rectors Conference was held in order to discuss the work of the Palestinian Hungarian Academic cooperation.
Artist Bahgat Iskandar Contributes with a collection of his work to the Palestinian National Library
04.10.2022: At the headquarters of the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary, a the Hungarian artist Bahjat Iskandar handed over a collection of his works as a contribution to the Palestinian National Library. The book contains all the works of artist Bahgat Iskandar over the past 50 years. The Palestinian ambassador, Dr. Fadi Elhusseini, expressed his thanks and appreciation to artist Bahgat Iskandar for this kind gesture. The ambassador conveyed the greetings of the President of the Palestinian National Library, Issa Qaraqi, who praised the initiative. For his part, the Hungarian artist emphasized his happiness to offer something for Palestine and considered that this is the minimum he can offer to Palestine and the Palestinian National Library. Ambassador Elhusseini gifted the Hungarian artist with a symbolic present in recognition of his kind initiative.
On Flag Day – Raising Palestine flag in different Hungarian cities
30.09.2022: On Palestinian Flag Day, a Palestinian flag was raised simultaneously in several Hungarian cities. The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary, Fatah in Hungary, and the Palestinian students participated in this symbolic move, which coincides with the day when the President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, hoisted the flag of Palestine for the first time at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, along with the flags of the Member States in 2015.
Palestine is present in Budapest International Book Fair
29.09.2022: The State of Palestine participated in the Budapest International Book Fair, where it introduced dozens of books in Arabic and Hungarian langauges. Two Palestinian novels were presented in Hungarian Languages, including “Men in the Sun” by the late Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanfani, and “Minor Details” by the Palestinian writer Adania Shibli. Presented material included as well a number of novels and books in Hungarian and Arabic languages about Palestinie and the Palestinian struggle for freedom. The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary presented a number of symbolic gifts, and offered brouchers to promote tourism. Commenting on the event, Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini said that “Palestine has a lot to offer to Hungary and the whole world. Palestinian culture and history are rich, and we must share its with others.”
Palestinian diplomatic activity in Hungary
29.09.2022: Palestine, represented by Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhussaini was present and participated in many diplomatic and official events and acitivites in Hungary. Ambassador Elhusseini joint the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the National Day, and Germany in the Unity Day, as well as in South Korea’s National Day. Palestine participated in CEPOL annual conference. Ambassador Elhusseini met as well with the Ambassad of Ecuador H.E. Mr. Jose Luis Salazar, where they discussed means of cooperation between the two diplomatic missions.
Towards Mounting trade relations between Palestine and Hungary
At the aim of boosting commercial relations between Palestine and Hungary, and raising the volume of tade between the two nations, the Palestinian ambassador, Dr. Fadi ELhussaini met with CEO of Hungarian Export Promotion Agency HEPA Dr. Kristof Szabo and Mr. Gorgenyi Mate.
Receiving new students at the Embassy of Palestine in Hungary
24.09.2022: With the participation of Fatah in Hungary, the Embassy of the State of Palestine organized a meeting with the new students at the embassy’s headquarters. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce Hungary to the students, to give tips, advice and directions regarding the study of the new students in Hungary. Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini spoke to the students that the embassy would be their support as long as they adhere and respect the laws in Hungary. He asked them to integrate and learn more about Hungary, its history and civilization, and told them it is their duty to introduce the bright face and the beauty of Palestine to Hungarians. For his part, the Secretary of Fatah, Mr. Munir Al-Salti (Abu Al-Walid), pointed out the dangers facing the new students in Hungary, and assured them that the embassy and Fatah would always be on their side.
22.09.2022: H.E. Ms. Bihari Katalin Deputy State Secretary for External Economic Affairs received H.E. Dr. Fadi Elhusseini. The meeting comes in the framwork of boosting trade relations between Palestine and Hungary.
The Palestinian ambassador meets ambassadors of Greece and Cuba and Joins Czech Republic in its national day
22.09.2022: Working to strengthen diplomatic relations for Palestine in Hungary, and booaring cooperation with diplomatic missions accredited to Budapest, Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini met with the Greek Ambassador H.E. Ambassador Efthymios Pantzopoulos, and with the Cuban Ambassador H.E. Guillermo Moreno. The meetings dealt with international and regional developments and means to boost cooperation between diplomatic missions. Ambassador Elhusseini, along with Hungarian officials and the diplomatic corps working in Hungary, participated in the Czech Republic’s national day.
Elhusseini meets Secretary General of MEÖT
21.09.2022: Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini meet withith Rev. vilmos fischl Secretary General of the Ecumenical Council of the Hungarian Churches (MEÖT). They agreed to work on strengthening the relationship between the Palestinian and Hungarian Christian churches.
Palestine Participates in the Presidential Briefing
16.09.2022: The State of Palestine, represented by Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini, participated in the Presidential Briefing by H.E. Ms. Katatin Novak, President of Hungary, in the presence of Ambassadors and heads of missions accredited in hungary.
Elhusseini meets with State Secretary Dr. PÉTER SÁRDI
15.09.2022: State Secretary Dr. PÉTER SÁRDI, directorate for foreign relations, office of the Hungarian National Assembly received Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini. The meeting tackled means to boost Parliamentary cooperation between Palestine and Hungary.
Receiving the Ambassador of Sudan at the Embassy of Palestine in Budapest
09.09.2022: Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini received H.E. Ambassador Siddig M Abdalla Ambassador of Sudan to Hungary. The two ambassadors discussed a number of topics of common interest, in addition to other Arab and regional developments.
At the headquarters of the Embassy of the State of #Palestine in Budapest, Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini received the #Hungarian Islamic scholar, founder of the #Islamic community in #Hungary and translator of the Holy #Quran Sheikh Mihálffy Balázs (Abd al-Rahman), who contributed with three volumes of 2,400 pages, a translation of the meanings of the Holy Qur’an, to the #Palestinian National Library.
A meeting between the Palestinian and Qatari ambassadors
07.09.2022: At the headquarters of the Embassy of the State of Qatar in the Hungarian capital Budapest, a meeting took place between His Excellency Ambassador Abdullah bin Falah bin Abdullah Al-Dosari, the Ambassador of the State of Qatar, and the Palestinian Ambassador, Dr. Fadi Elhusseini. The meeting dealt with many regional and international issues.
Welcoming another group of Palestinian students
06.09.2022: A new group of Palestinian students accepted for scholarships in Hungary were welcomed by the Palestinian Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini, and the Secretary-General of Fatah in Hungary Mr. Munir al-Salti. Ms. Anna Ismail and Ms. Rawan Abu Zarqa were there as well to hel[ in welcoming the students and facilitating their first days in Hungary.
We wish all the best and success to our students
03.09.2022: The Hungarian Journalist delegation started their first day in Palestine meeting with the Prime Minister of the State of Palestine Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh, preceded by a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Dr. Riad Malki, with the participation of the Undersecretary (Deputy Minister) Dr. Amal Jadou.The five-day visit will include various meetings with Palestinian Ministers and officials, in addition to field visits in Ramallah, Hebron, Jenin, Nablus, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
30.08.2022: Mr. Abdul-Ghani Al-Atari, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate, headed the Palestinian delegation While Mr. Gabor Kiss, headed the Hungarian delegation, with the participation of the Palestinian Ambasssdor in Hungary Dr. Fadi Elhusseini and Mrs. Kristia Toth from the Representative Office of Hungary in Palestine. The meeting tackled various issues of common interest and business opportunities, cooperation in fields of arbitration and mediation, and an economic agreement between the two parties.
Welcoming the first Group of Palestinian students
24.08.2022: Early this morning, the embassy of the state of Palestine – in cooperation with Fatah in Hungary, welcomed the first group of students 2022 scholarship holders, granted by the government of Hungary. Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini and Mr. Walid Diab from the embassy of Palestine welcomed the students, in addition to Fatah in Hungary members Dr. Ahmed Al Raqb, Ms. Rawan Abu Zarqa, and Ms. Anna Ismail.
We wish our students success
23.08.2022: Ambassador Dr. Fadi Ellhusseini paid a visit to the city of Kecskemét, where the art complex of the Arab artist Bahgat Iskandar, winner of the prestigious Kossuth Prize granted by the Hungarian government to Hungarian creators in the fields of science, arts and literature. The Ambassador, accompanied by Dr. Abdel Moneim Kaddoura, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Blue Danube magazine, congratulated Mr. Iskandar on his successes. On his turn, Mr. Iskandar expressed his gratitude for this visit as a gesture of appreciation.
Palestine joins Hungary’s celebrations of the establishment of the state
20.08.2022: The State of Palestine participated in the celebrations of the state foundation day. Palestine was represented by Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini. #Palestine extends best wishes to the Hungarian nation on the celebrations of the state foundation day #Palestine #Magyarország
16.08.2022: The Embassy of the State of Palestine, represented by Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini, participated in the meeting organized by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education, and in the presence of the Hungary Representative Office in Palestine. The meeting comes within the framework of completing the admission procedures for students accepted for the scholarship, handing over the required documents, and arranging their travel and reception by the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary.
A meeting at the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Budapest between the Palestinian and Saudi ambassadors
08.08.2022: Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini received at the Embassy of the State of Palestine, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Excellency Ambassador Abdul Khaleq bin Rashid bin Rafa’a. A fraternal meeting dealt with many issues of concern to the region and our Arab World.
Ambassador Elhusseini receives Ambassadors of Turkey and Bulgaria
29.07.2022: Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini received at the embassy of Palestine in Budapest the new Turkish Ambassador to Hungary H.E. Ms. Gülşen Ekşioğlu and Ambassador of Bulgaria to Hungary H.E. Mr. Christo Stefanov Polendako. The meetings tackled bilateral relations and future cooperation and coordination between the embassies.
02.07.2022: In appreciation of his efforts and giving to the people of the city, and as a reflection of the great amount of love and gratitude for what he exerted during his years there, the curtain was unveiled in the Hungarian city of Tarpa , on a mural carved in memory of Dr. Munther Qidan and his family, with the participation of a large number of Tarpians, and official representation, included the Palestinian Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhussaini, the mayor of Tarpa, Mr. Szabolcs Szécsi, and the Hungarian parliament member from the city, Dr. Tiki Attila and State -Minister Mr. Philip Attila. On the first anniversary of the death of Dr. Munther Qidan and his family, feelings of sadness and affection appeared on the audience, some of whom wept. City’s decision to carve this mural on the clinic in which he was working in commemoration of his memory, was a clear reflection and recognition of Dr. Qidan as an important figure who served this community. The mayor of Tarpa spoke about the exploits of Dr. Qaadan, and how painful it is for the city to lose him. MP Attila spoke about what Dr. Qadan did to the city of Tarpa. State Minister Attila said that what Dr. Qaadan presented makes his name always present. On his part, Ambassador Elhsseini said what is truly painful is that you know how much we love someone when we lose him. Dr. Qidan and his family were loved by the people both in Palestine and Hungary. They were a model for the Palestinians who were proud of their belonging to their mother country Palestine, and gave a lot to their second homeland, Hungary. The ambassador added that the Hungarian soil today embraces the bodies of our children, embodying a legacy of a solid relationship between Palestine and Hungary; a legacy that we all have to preserve.
Ambassador Elhusseini receives the Palestinian swimming team participating in the World Championships
06.20.2022: The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary received the Palestinian swimming team participating in the world championship, led by the President of the Palestinian Federation for Swimming and Water Sports, Mr. Fawaz Zalloum, coach Fadi Owaisat, and a number of Palestinian swimmers from the inside and the diaspora.
All the best to the Palestine team
New prospects for cooperation between Palestine and Hungary in elections
25.05.2022: Within the framework of building new bridges between Palestine and Hungary, Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini met with Dr. Attila Nagy President of the National Election Office. The meeting dealt with various issues, inlcuding the practices of the occupation in the occupied city of Jerusalem, and the prevention of Jerusalemite citizens from exercising their right to free elections on their homeland. During the meeting, Ambassador Elhusseini briefed the President of the National Election Office on the experience of the Central Elections Committee in Palestine. They also potential areas of cooperation that can be achieved in the near future.
25.05.2022: Today morning activists stood in front of the Palestinian embassy in Budapest in mourning and remembrance of Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini spoke about the journalist, the crime, and brutal practices of the occupation, and he thanked the activists for organising the event
24.05.2022: Head of Palestine Water Authority Minister Mazen Ghunaim met with Mr. Sándor Pintér Minister of Interior at the Hungarian Ministry of Interior headquarters, in the capital Budapest, with the participation of the Palestinian Ambassador Dr. Fadi ElHusseini, deputy Minister of Interior Hungary and other officials. Minister Ghuneim urged the strengthening of cooperation between the two countries in the field of water, including cooperation in technical fields. Ghuneim called for the need to shed light on the Palestinian water issue in international forums, and urged the other countries to support efforts to provide safe water to the Palestinian citizen and build a sector capable of providing a sustainable service. For his part, Minister Pintér stressed the importance of supporting the Palestinian water sector, which faces many challenges that require cooperation and emphasized the necessity to work in tandem with the memorandum of cooperation concluded between the two parties, and achieve the desired benefit, including the creation of sustainable water sector capable of facing various challenges. Minister Ghunaim also met with Arab ambassadors, and discussed various issues, including mechanisms to support the water sector in Palestine and the challenges facing the world in general, and Palestine in particular, in light of climatic change and political transformations.
Elhusseini meets Professor Maróth Miklós and receives the Ambassador of South Africa
19.05.2022: Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini met with Prime Minister’s Advisor and President of Avicenna Middle East Research Institute H.E. Professor Maróth Miklós. The meeting several topics and tackled ways to strenghthen Palestinian-Hungarian cooperation in the fields of academia, research and culture. On the other hand, Elhusseini received in his office the Ambassador of the State of South Africa, Mr. Ganga Tsingwa, where they exchanged views on regional and international developments, in addition to ways to enhance cooperation between the two embassies.
Ambassadors of Palestine and Angola meet
16.03.2022: Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini received today at the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Budapest, H.E. Mr. Jose Felipe, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola. The meeting tackled cooperation between the two missions, and coordination of positions. Ambassador Felipe emphasized the fraternal relations between the Palestinian and Angolan people, and his country’s support of Palestine and the Palestinian people legitimate rights.
01.03.2022: The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary received a new group of Palestinian citizens and students who arrived this morning in Budapest from Ukraine.
AHM meets with Ambassador of Cuba and Founder of Hungarian Islamic Community
22.02.2022: Acting Head of Mission Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini met with Ambassador of Cuba to Hungary H.E. Mr. Guillermo Vazquez Moreno. The meeting tackled various topics, including the recent agreement between the city of Heviz and illegal settlments council in the west bank. The same topic was among other topics disucussed with sheikh Balázs Mihálffy (Abdelrahman), translator of the holy Qur’an and founder of the Hungarian Islamic Community.
Palestinian- Hungarian Academic Platform kicks off today
21.02.2022: The Palestinian-Hungarian Academic Platform kicked off today “virtually” its first meeting. With the participation of 22 universities from Palestine and Hungary, the meeting started with opening remarks by H.E. Dr. Basri Saleh, Palestinian deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. László Borhy, Rector of Eötvös Loránd University and President of the Hungary’s Rectors Conference, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini Acting Head of Mission of the embassy of Palestine in Hungary, H.E. Mr. Roland Végh Deputy Head of Hungary’s Mission in Palestine, Dr. Zoltán Dubéczi Secretary General of Hungary’s Rectors Conference, Dr. Muheeb abu Loha Secretary General of Palestinian Higher Education Council and Ms. Abeer M. Shihabi Head of Public & International Relations Unit.
AHM meets with Ambassador of Chile
15.02.2022: Acting Head of Mission Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini met with Ambassador of the Republic of Chile H. E. Mr. Camilo Eduardo SANHUEZA BEZANILLA. The meeting, which took place at the embassy of Chile, tackled various topics ranged between cooperation between the embassies, the recent political developments, and on top the recent news of the twinning agreement between the city of Heviz and illegal settlments council in the west bank.
Embassy of Palestine in Hungary signs an agreement with the Center for Arab Unity Studies
Acknowledging the importance of preparing a new Palestinian generation for future challenges, and preparing it to become the backbone in building its state; and with the aim at benefiting Palestinian students in Hungary, the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary signed an agreement with the Center for Arab Unity Studies. According to this agreement, the Center will provide five training scholarships within the framework of training and capacity development program recently launched by the center.
Promising step towards Scientific Research Cooperation between Palestine and Hungary
03.02.2022: In a meeting at the Embassy of Palestine in Budapest, Acting Head of Mission Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini discussed with Dr. Gyulya Sumeghy, Head of Cabinet for International Affairs of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network prospects for bilateral cooperation. The two sides shared ideas and principles to endorse a new channel of cooperation in the field of scientific research. The two sides agreed to work on bringing research centers in the two countries together and work on joint research projects in different fields.
Elhusseini meets the Director of Religious Tourism
21.01.2022: Acting Head Mission Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini, met with Mr. Szabolcs Szontagh, Director of Religious Tourism at the Hungarian Tourism Authority, and Mr. Levente Liszka, expert in the Authority. The meeting dealt with various issues, on top of which came the importance of tourism from the cultural, religious and economic sides. Both sides stressed on the necessity to strengthen tourism between the two countries in general, and encouraging religious tourism to and from Palestine in particular. The two sides agreed to continue discussions in order to put in place arrangements to encourage tourism between the two countries.
Intensive diplomatic activity in Hungary and new prospects for cooperation in various fields
17.01.2022: 07.01.2022: Within the framework of exploring new horizons for cooperation between Palestine and Hungary, Acting Head of Mission, Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini met with Mr. Ferenc Miklóssy, Vice President of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and President of the Hungarian Arab Chamber of Commerce. The meeting dealt with ways of boosting trade between the two countries. Elhusseini also met with Dr. Kadar Balint, member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Contemporary Architecture, where they discussed ways of cooperation. On the other hand, Acting Head of Mission met with Dr. DÉVÉNYI Kinga, discussing various issues, including cultural and academic cooperation. Ambassador Elhusseini met as well with Dr. Erőss Gábor, Deputy Mayor of the Eighth District in Budapest, and the meeting tackled cooperation in cultural and municipal.
Palestine and Hungary sign MOU and 15 more scholarships
07.12.2021: Palestine and Hungary signed a memorandum of understanding for academic cooperation that includes 15 new scholarships offered by Hungary to Palestinian students. For the Hungarian side, State Secretary Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich signed the MOU and Dr. Fadi ElHusseini, Acting Head of Mission for Palestine.
The new memorandum of understanding includs annual 75 scholarships offered from Hungary to Palestine and lasts until 2024. This includes an additional 15 scholarships. The signing of the memorandum of understanding was preceded by a session of bilateral talks and both parties agreed to move forward in strengthening cultural and academic cooperation, in addition to cooperation in the field of scientific research. After the signing, State Secrterary Tomassich expressed her appreciation for the dedication of Palestinian students. For his part, Ambassador Elhussaini thanked the government and people of Hungary for the scholarships, and said that 15 additional scholarships mean 15 new hopes, and 15 more dreams are about to be realized.
Minister Ghoneim participates in PLANET Conference
November 2021: Heading a technical team of experts, Minister Mazen Ghoneim arrived to Budapest to participate in PLANET conference. On the sidelines of the conference, Minister Ghoneim met with a number of international and Hungarian officials; water management and situation in Palestine and means of cooperation were on top of the topics discussed in the meetings.
Acting Head of Mission Receives Ambassador of Qatar
2021.11.24: Acting Head of Mission Dr. Fadi Elhusseini received today at the Embassy of Palestine in Budapest H. E. Mr. Abdulla Al Dosari, the new ambassador of the State of Qatar. The meeting tackled various topics.
Receiving GS of the Hungarian Council of Churches
18.11.2021: Acting Head of Mission Dr Fadi Elhusseini received at the embassy of Palestine Revd. Dr Vilmos Fischl, General Secretary of the Hungarian Council of Churches. The meetings tackled a number of topics including bilateral relations, culture, science and religion.
AHM meets with the Mayors of Budapest and 1st District
04.11.2021: Aiming at building new bridges between Palestine and Hungary, Acting Head of Mission met in two separate meetings with Mayor of Budapest H.E. Mr. KARÁCSONY Gergely and Mayor of First Distirct H.E. Mrs Váradiné Naszályi Márta. The meetings were a good opportunity to exchange views and discuss potentials for future cooperation between Palestine and Hungary.
Council of Arab Ambassadors in Hungary Meets
03.11.2021: Council of Arab Ambassadors in Hungary meets, with the participation of the state of Palestine, represented by Acting Head of Mission. The meeting tackled several topics that concern Arab-Hungarian relations.
Acting Head of Mission meets with Coptic Church
21.10.2021: Acting Head of Mission Dr. Fadi Elhusseini met with H.G. Bishop Giovanni and Rev. Fr. Youssef Khalil. The meeting was a unique opportunity to emphasis the strategic relations between Palestine and the Coptic Church. The meeting tackled as well the developments in Palestine, and in the occupied city of Jerusalem in particular.
Palestinian – Hungarian Meeting on Innovation & Technology
12.10.2021: Acting Head of Mission Dr. Fadi Elhusseini met with H.E. Mr. Gulyás Tibor, Deputy state Secretary for innovation. The meeting tackled future cooperation between Palestine and Hungary in the field of innovation and technology.
Acting Head of Mission meets with Mayor of District II
04.10.2021: Acting Head Mission met with the mayor of the second district Mr. ŐRSI Gergely. The meeting tackled several topics related to municipal cooperation, the Palestinian presence, in addition to cultural projects.
Acting Head of Mission receives Egypt’s new Ambassador
29.09.2021: Acting Head of Mission Dr. Fadi Elhusseini received H.E. Ambassador Mohamed El Shinawy, the new Ambassador of the Republic of Egypt to Hungary. The meeting tackled regional developments. They discussed as well means of cooperation between to the two embassies.
Palestinian diplomatic activity to face aggression against detainees and illegal occupation acts in Jerusalem
15.09.2021: In light of the recent aggression against Palestininian detainees and illegal acts in Jerusalem, Acting Head of Mission, Dr. Fadi Elhusseini Met with H.E. Ambassador Dr. Peter Kveck, Director General of Middle East Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Elhusseini briefed Dr. Kveck on Israel’s retaliatory measures, the repression and abuse occupation practices against Palestinian detainees. These brutal measures include some family members of the prisoners who managed to escape last week. Acting Head of Mission has also briefed Ambassador Kveck on the recent colonial measure by occupation in the Holy City of Jerusalem, the latest of which is the so-called “land registry procedure.” He explained that such acts constitute a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law, international human rights law and all UN resolutions related to the status of occupied city of Jerusalem.
On the other hand, the meeting tackled other topics, including international and regional political developments, bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the fields of water and agriculture, culture and media, youth and sports, municipal, academic and research cooperation, and other fields.
Palestine participates in the closing mass of the 52nd International Eucharistic Conference
13.09.2021: In the presence of H.E. Pope Francis of the Vatican, the State of Palestine, represented by Dr. Fadi Elhusseini, participated at the closing mass of the 52nd International International Eucharistic Conference.
Representating the Syriac Church in Palestine, Adv. Tamer Maliha participated in the Conference, and met with a number of officials and representatives of a Hungarian religion and non-governmental institutions, where he briefed them on the difficulties churches, and in particular the Syriac Orthodox Church, face in the occupied city of Jerusalem.
Acting Head Mission meets representatives of media, NGOs and academic institutions
31.08.2021: Acting Head of Mission Dr. Fadi Elhusseini held separate meetings with representatives of Hungarian media and non-governmental organizations, and briefed them on the political and field developments in Palestine. He thanked the institutions that fairly portray the developments in Palestine, and urged others to cover political and field events in an objective and balanced manner. These meetings were a good opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the Embassy of Palestine in Hungary and the Hungarian media institutions. Dr. Husseini met as well with a number of Hungarian non-governmental organizations that expressed their support for the Palestinian people and Palestine’s legitimate rights. Acting Head of Mission participated as well in a number of academic events in light of the start of the new academic year
Palestine participates in the celebrations of the Hungarian National Day and Saint Stefan
21.08.2021: The State of Palestine, represented by Acting Head Mission, Dr. Fadi Elhusseini, participated in the celebrations of Hungary’s National Day, in the presence of the Hungarian President, the Minister of Defense, and a large number of state officials, ambassadors and representatives of the countries accredited in Budapest. The State of Palestine also participated in the mass of St. Stephen at the invitation of the Cardinal of Hungary, Father Peter Erdo, in the Basilka Church.
Plenty of Meetings and activities in Budapest
25.06.2021: Acting Head of Mission participated in a working breakfast organized by the opposition Jobbik Party, where party officials briefed the ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Budapest on the party’s internal and external programs and priorities. Acting Head of Mission also participated in the commemoration of the bicentenary of the Battle of Carabobo, at the invitation of the Venezuelan Embassy in Hungary, and a wreath was laid in the name of the State of Palestine. Acting Head of Mission participated as well in the graduation ceremony for the students of the joint scholarship program between the Government of Hungary and the Food and Agriculture Organization, as one of the students benefiting from this scholarship was a Palestinian.
A Meeting between Acting Head of Mission and Deputy State Secretary for International Relations, Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary
18.06.2021: Acting Head of Mission Dr. Fadi Elhusseini met with HE Dávid BENCSIK Deputy State Secretary for International Relations, Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary. The meeting tackled several issues, including means to boast bilateral cooperation in the field of agricultural. Deputy Minister was also briefed on the losses and repercussions of Israel’s continuous aggression against Palestine, inhabitants and land.
Acting Head of Mission meets with Cardinal Péter Erdő
15.06.2021: Acting Head of Mission Dr. Fadi Elhusseini met with Cardinal Péter Erdő, Metropolitan Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and Primate of Hungary. The meeting tackled several topics, including political developments and the illegal practices taken by the occupation forces. Acting Head of Mission also briefed the Cardinal of Israel’s aggression against all components of the Palestinian society, including Christians.
A Meeting between Acting Head of Mission and Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hungary
14.06.2021: Acting Head of Mission Dr. Fadi Elhussaini met at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade with H.E. Mr. Laszlo Varadi, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hungary. The meeting discussed many issues, foremost of which is Hungary’s opening of a commercial office in Jerusalem, and political positions especially in light of Israel’s continuous aggression on Palestine and attempts to obstruct the Palestinian elections.
Acting Head of Mission receives the Ambassador of Cuba to Hungary
01.06.2021: Acting Head of Mission, Dr. Fadi Elhusseini received at the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary H.E. Ms. Alicia Elvira Morales Ambassador of Cuba to Hungary and Dean of Latin America countries. The meeting tackled Israel’s recent aggression on Palestine and focused on the coordination between the two embassies.
The Council of Arab Ambassadors sends a statement to the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
16.05.2021: Coinciding with the Nakba Day, the Council of Arab Ambassadors to Hungary sent a statement to the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The statement stressed Israel’s responsibility for the cycle of violence that claimed hundreds of innocent victims, and that there is no way to peace and stability except by establishing the State of Palestine on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The Hungarian government donates seven ventilator units to Palestine
06.05.2021: The Hungarian government decided to donate seven ventilator units to Palestine, to help facing COVID pandemic. The Embassy of Palestine in Hungary stated that two units would go to the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem, and five units to the Arab Society Hospital in Beit Jala.
The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary sends identical letters about Israel’s obstruction of the Palestinian elections
03.05.2021: Acting Head of Mission Dr. Fadi Elhusseini sent several identical letters to the Hungarian Parliament and the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in addition to other messages addressed to parties, non-governmental organizations, and media institutions, about Israel’s attempt to obstruct the Palestinian elections, particularly in the occupied city of Jerusalem.
Arab Ambassadors to Hungary meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó
Meeting with Ambassador of Saudi Arabia
Meeting of Arab Ambassadors at the Saudi residence