New encounters…great prospects
26.09.2023: Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini, accompanied by diplomat Yuad Jaradat, met Director General of the Middle East and North Africa Department, Mr. János Lastovka, at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The meeting tackled the latest developments in addition to prospects to strengthen bilateral relations. In another meeting, Ambassador Elhusseini met with Father Imre Cozma, founder of the Hungarian Order of Malta, and the stressed the importance of intensifying mutual visits and expanding the volume of cooperation and projects. Mr. Abid Amin from Malta Foundation and Mr. Riad Najjar from the Palestinian Embassy participated in the meeting.
The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary offers condolences to the Embassy of Italy
26.09.2023: The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary offered its condolences on the death of former Italian President, Mr. Giorgio Napolitano. Diplomat Yuad Jaradat signed in the book of condolences and offered Palestine’s sympathy. It is noteworthy that the former Italian president raised the level of representation of the Palestinian Commission to the level of a diplomatic mission in Italy in 2011. The diplomatic embassy was represented by Iad Jaradat
The Embassy of the State of Palestine hosts Palestinian students from ELTE University
24.09.2023: The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary organized a breakfast for Palestinian students studying at ELTE University. Fateh Secretary General in Hungary Mr. Munir Salti participated in the breakfast, in addition to Dr. Muhammed Ibrahim representing the General Union of Palestinian Doctors and Pharmacists in Hungary Branch, and Dr. Kahlid Kahlout representing the Preparatory Committee for the Union of Palestinian Engineers in Hungary Branch. Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini and Academic and Student affairs officer Dr. Hussam Rajab represented the embassy.
The Embassy of the State of Palestine offers condolences to the Embassy of Colombia and participated in the National Day of South Korea and Armenia
20.09.2023: The Embassy of the State of Palestine expressed its condolences on the passing of Colombian artist Fernando Botero Angolo by signing a book of condolence at the Embassy of the Republic of Colombia. Diplomat Yuad Jaradat represented Palestine during the signing. Colombian Ambassador H.E. Mr. Ignazio Ruiz appreciated the visit and praised the strong relations between the two countries. Recently, four agreements were signed at the ministerial level in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, further strengthening the ties between Palestine and Colombia. On the other hand, and within the framework of working to consolidate the Palestinian diplomatic presence at all levels, the Embassy of the State of Palestine participated in the National Day of South Korea and Armenia.
A Delegation from the city of Beit Jala visits Hungary
19.09.2023: A delegation from the Palestinian city of Beit Jala visited the Máriapócs. The Palestinian delegation toured the city and visited the National Shrine. It is noteworthy that the two cities signed a cooperation and twinning agreement last March, which was signed with the participation of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Amal Jadou, in the city of Beit Jala.
The Embassy of the State of Palestine participates in the reopening of the famous Chain Bridge
16.09.2023: At the invitation of the Mayor of Budapest, the Embassy of the State of Palestine, represented by Second Secretary Muhammad Hamdallah, participated in the reopening ceremony of the famous Chain Bridge, where many representatives of diplomatic missions operating in Hungary and official Hungarian figures were present.
Hungary is present in Palestine at the International Book Fair
12.09.2023: Ramallah – At the invitation of the Palestinian Ministry of Culture, the editor-in-chief of the Blue Danube magazine, Dr. AbdulMunem Kaddoura, arrived from Hungary to account as the first participation. Several countries participated in this international event, including thinkers, academics and writers, showing solidarity with the Palestinian people and their just cause. On the sidelines of the Book Fair, Dr. Kaddoura met with a number of Palestinian, Arab and non-Arab officials, artists and prominent figures, where he presented Hungarian journalistic and media work, and highlighted the efforts of the Blue Danube magazine in the Manifestations of the Arab cultural heritage in general and the Palestinian particular and its impact on building bridges with the Hungarian society. Dr. Kaddoura’s participation took place a week after a number of Hungarian trainees took part in the (Leadership and Management) training program organized by the Palestinian National School of Public Administration in Ramallah. In the same context, the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary confirmed its dedication to expand and strengthen Hungarian Palestinian presence and relations, in all fields and at all levels. In this context, the State of Palestine will participate in a pavilion featuring Palestinian publications, novels and books at the Budapest International Book Fair later this month. It is noteworthy that the Blue Danube magazine is the first and only magazine in Hungary, issued in both Arabic and Hungarian languages, and introduces various cultural topics to its readers.
Honoring Hungarian athletes of Palestinian origins & inviting them officially to visit Palestine
09-09-2023: BUDAPEST- with the participation of Mr. Gábor Deregán, member of the International Fair Play Committee, and Mr. Al-Salti Marwan, a member of the Palestinian National Assembly, Mr. Al-Salti Munir, the Hungarian secretary of the Fatah Movement, Mr. Mulhem Nabil the honorary president of the Hungarian Palestinian Community Association, Mr. Maharig Gablib the president of the Hungarian Palestinian Community Association and Mr. Faraj Abdulla member of the secretariat of the Hungarian Palestinian Community Association, Hungarian athletes of Palestinian origins were honored by the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Budapest. Five athletes were awarded at the ceremony:
Antoan Habas is a Hungarian boxing champion and coach
Dália Al-Salti is a Hungarian gymnastics champion
Awaad Ahmed water polo, swimming champion
Awwad Zoja is a swimmer, water polo champion, member of the Hungarian national team
Al-Salti Maria is an excellent and promising young sports champion in swimming and chess
In a recorded interview, Dr. Fadi Elhusseini, the Palestinian ambassador, emphasized that the purpose of this award is not only to build more bridges between the two nations, but also to show a real picture and highlight the active role of the Palestinians in the Hungarian society. He added, we wish as well encourage the young generation of Palestinian origins to strengthen their connection with their roots. In order to achieve this, the Embassy gave the athletes an official invitation to visit Palestine and to visit the national sports associations in each sport. Ambassador Elhusseini added that the current award is a precedent, as it encouraged others, and new nominations were indeed made for awarding other excellent athletes of Palestinian origins. In view of the importance of the above, the Embassy will provide the opportunity to receive further nominations for excellent talents, not only in sports, but also in other fields. Counselor Mr. Al-Salti Zafer, Second Secretary Mr. Mohammed Al-Hamdallah, Mr. Walid Diab, Dr. Hussam Rajab, and Ms. Dr. Rawan Abuzarqa participated as well in the ceremony on behalf of the Embassy.
Hungarian trainees finish their participation in the organized leadership and management course in Ramallah
07-09-2023: Hungarian trainees along with another 18 trainees from Eastern and Central European countries finished their participation in the specialized training program in “Management and Leadership”, which was organized by the Palestinian National School of Administration in the city of Ramallah.
The Council of Arab Ambassadors meets with the Yemeni Foreign Minister, and other diplomatic meetings with the aim of enhancing coordination between the Palestinian Embassy and other diplomatic missions
24.07.2023: During his official visit to Budapest, and in the presence of the Palestinian ambassador, His Excellency the Yemeni Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak met with the Council of Arab Ambassadors accredited to Hungary. In his meeting, Minister Bin Mubarak briefed the ambassadors on the importance of his visit to Hungary and the prospects of Yemeni Hungarian bilateral relations. Minister Bin Mubarak also briefed the Arab ambassadors on the latest developments in Yemen. On the other hand, and within the framework of enhancing diplomatic cooperation and coordination between the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary and other embassies and diplomatic missions, Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini met with the French Ambassador, Claire Legard, and participated in a number of national day celebrations.
12.07.2023: Deputy State Secretary H.E. Mr. Lengyel Miklós received today Ambassador Dr Fadi Elhusseini and ASAO Dr Hossam Rajab at MFA HQ inBudapest . The meeting was preceded by a virtual meeting with Tempus Foundation. Ambassador Elhusseini and Dr Rajab met as well with Rector & V-Rector of prestigious ELTE university Prof.Dr. László Borhy & Prof.Dr. Imre Hamar. On culture, CEPO Dr Rawan AbuZarqa met with Ms. ADÉLA GÁLOVÁ Director of Czech centre and Mrs. Éva Bíró director of Museum and Library of Hungarian Agriculture.
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Honoring Palestinian students of the Year
14.06.2023: Budapest – For the first time, under the auspices of the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary, and with the aim of encouraging and honoring Palestinian students who stand out and dedication in their academic and community spheres, the Palestinian Student of the Year awards for the academic year 2022-2023 were handed over to the winners.
Among a large number of Palestinian applicants, and with a close competition, the first award was shared by Heba Youssef and Ahmed Siam, while the second place was shared between Samah Salem and Asaad Rahji, and the third place was won by Bassam Abu Bakr. In his comment, Palestinian Ambassador, Dr. Fadi Elhusseini said that supporting and investing in the Palestinian element, particularly students, is a crucial step in the path of building our modern state, and that is why we pay great attention to our students.
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“Parliament Speaker and Deputy state Secretary representing visit Palestine Tent”: Palestine embraces children on Children’s Day in Budapest
29.05.2023: After more than four years, the State of Palestine participated in Children’s Day in Budapest. Palestine tent was packed with visitors, among them the Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly H.E. Mr. Laszlo Kover, who thanked Palestine for its distinguished participation. The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy State Minister Mr. Adam Stifter visited Palestine tent as well and expressed his appreciation for what Palestine offered. The two guests and the other visitors were offered Palestinian dates and other symbolic souvenirs from Palestine. Children and their families participated in many games and competitions. The Palestinian flag appeared on the faces of many children, and the children colored the drawings that carried meanings and expressive forms of Palestine like the Dome of the Rock and olive trees. Tourism Brochures to promote tourism in Palestine in both English and Hungarian were distributed in addition to posters about Palestine and Rose75 which symbolizes the 75th anniversary of the Nakba. For his part, Ambassador Dr. Fadi ElHusseini said that Palestine’s participation on this day comes as part of the vision the embassy endorsed in order to intensifying Palestine’s presence in all fields, with no exception of any segments of the society.
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Dr. Marian Zoltan was received at the Embassy of Palestine in Hungary
25.05.2023: Ambassador Dr. Fadi ElHusseini received at the Embassy of Palestine, Dr. Marian Zoltan, a lecturer at the University of Debrecen and a former public prosecutor, and his daughter, Ms. Dorina Marian, where they handed over 3 copies of Dr. Zoltan’s book (Signatures of World Leaders – Rare Pictures and Their Stories). The book includes a compilation of photos and letters sent to him by world leaders, including a letter from late President Yasser Arafat and a signed photo from him.It is noteworthy that Dr. Zoltan is working on issuing a new book for a number of other leaders and figures, including a picture signed by His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas, in addition to Arab kings and leaders. Dr. Zoltan signed three copies of his book, a copy for His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas, a copy for H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh, and a copy of H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Dr. Riad Malki.
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Ecumenical Council of Hungarian Churches (MEÖT) concludes its visit to Palestine
20.05.2023: The delegation of the Hungarian Federation of Churches concluded a four-day visit to Palestine, which was coordinated by the Higher Presidential Committee to follow up the affairs of churches in Palestine and in cooperation with the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary. The visit included many meetings with national and religious leaders and field visits. MEÖT delegation was received by the Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh. On behalf of Dr. Ramzi Khoury, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization and Chairman of the Higher Presidential Committee for the Follow-up of Church Affairs in Palestine, MEÖT delegation met with the members of the Presidential Committee, Dr. Varsin Aghabekian and Musa Hadid, in addition to Mr. Raed Hanania. MEÖT delegation met as well with His H.E. Patriarch Theophilus, the President of the Council of Churches of the Holy Land, Patriarch of the Holy City of the Greek Orthodox Kyrios Kyrios Theophilos III, the Patriarchal Vicar of the Greek Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Vindicttus, the Patriarch of the Church of Saint Catherine of the Latins, Father Rami Askarieh, and the Syriac Orthodox Archbishop, Mar Antimos Jack Yacoub, Archbishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sani Azar, the Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem and Palestine for Latin Bishop William Shomali, the Deputy of the Custody of the Holy Land, Father Ibrahim Faltas, the President and Director of Dar Al-Kalima University, Rev. Dr. Mitri Al-Raheb, the former Bishop of the Lutheran Church, Munib Younan, Bishop Afram Al-Suryan, and Bishop Ibrahim Azar Dr. Jad Isaac, Director of the ARIJ Center, Father George in the Cremisan Monastery, and Professor Gabriel Hanna, Director of Media at Bethlehem Bible College. A meeting was also held with the Mayor of Bethlehem, Mr. Hanna Hanania, Mayor of Beit Sahour Hani Al-Hayek, Deputy Custos of the Holy Land, Dr. Jack Sarah, Reverend Dr. Munther Ishaq, Head of the Joint List, Member of the Arab Knesset Ayman Odeh, and Honorary Consul of Hungary in Palestine Nassar Khamis. MEÖT delegation started the visit by meeting with members of the Presidential Committee, Dr. Kholoud Daibes, Jihad Khair, and the Director of Public Relations and Media, Raed Hanania. In addition to the meetings, the visit of the MEÖT delegation included a field tour that included the cities of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Ramallah, which included visits to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Church of the Nativity, the Latin Church of Santa Catherine, St Jerome’s Cave beneath the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem came the most enduring version of the Bible ever translated, House of the Magi, Bethlehem where the delegation learned about the historical stages that Bethlehem went through, in addition to the process of rebuilding the Church of the Nativity throughout history. Accompanied by Father George, MEÖT delegation visited Cremisan Monastery and was briefed on the services provided by the monastery since 1885 until today, and the occupation confiscation warrants to extend the separation (apartheid) wall. The tour included a visit to Bethlehem Bible College, the Areej Institute, Dar Al-Kalima University, a visit to the tomb and museum of Yasser Arafat, the siege area, and another tour around the Palestinian camps and the apartheid wall, where the delegation was able to learn about the political and field conditions, including Israeli settler attacks and incursions into sanctities that did not differentiate between Christians or Muslims, whether in Jerusalem, Bethlehem or the other Palestinian cities. What matters is targeting the Palestinian presence in the holy land, regardless of its religious background. The delegation had the opportunity to learn about the continuous attempts of the Israeli occupation to control properties belonging to churches in several areas, and about the Israeli policies and laws at the aim of imposing illegal taxes on churches. Such policies were categorically rejected by all the patriarchs and heads of churches in Jerusalem as they directly lead to imposing hard conditions on Christian presence in Palestine and enforce many to leave the holy land due to such Israeli measures. The delegation had the chance as well to learn more about illegal settlement expansions, particularly in Bethlehem, some of which belong to churches.
The delegation was also briefed on the role of the Presidential Committee to establish the Christian presence in Palestine, especially in the face of the Israeli measures and policies that caused a significant decline in their numbers, such as the confiscation of the lands of Christian families in favor of the apartheid wall, permit policy that deprives thousands of access to the city of Jerusalem, in addition to the “reunification” procedure, which prohibits non-Palestinian husband or wife from entering or residing in Palestine. The reunification policy, implemented by the Israeli occupation, has prompted thousands to leave Palestine, the holy land, in search of another country where they can have this basic law for any family: unity. Following the visit, the delegation thanked the Higher Presidential Committee for the Follow-up of Church Affairs for the good reception, the successful organization of this visit. The delegation was led by Lutheran bishop Péter Kondor and councilor András Gér. Baptist church president János Papp, Methodist superintendent Khaled A. László, Romanian Orthodox deacon Marius Magyar and MEÖT general secretary Vilmos Fischl were also members of the delegation.
Palestine is present- this time in Debrecen
19.05.2023: A spectacular participation of our students and an impressive interaction with the Palestine Pavilion at the University of Debrecen on International Food Day 2023, next to another 22 countries. Palestine students served national dishes (Maqlouba, Musakhan, and Nabulsi Kunafa), and distributed stickers and brochures about Palestine. From the capital, Budapest, Embassy team, Dr. Rawan Abu zarqa and Dr. Hossam Rajab, were deployed and joined our students and the rest in this special occasion.
Remarkable Presence for Palestine in five Hungarian cities within one week
30.04.2023: Various activities and a remarkable presence of Palestine in more than five Hungarian cities within a week, including:
– The city of Miskolc, the State of Palestine participated in its traditional costume, along with many other countries, in the International Day of Traditional Costume 2023. Palestine won earlier third place in the International Dinner competition for baklava and kunafa.
– The city of Kecskemét, Palestine was present in an exhibition by the Hungarian artist Dr. Marian Zoltan, which included a display of the most famous pictures, messages and stories sent by the leaders to Dr. Zoltan, including the letter of the late President Yasser Arafat, a signed photo from him, and a signed photo from H.E. Mr. President Mahmoud Abbas.
– The city of Gödöllő, the State of Palestine participated as well in the International Dinner 2023 competition, and with the evaluation of 7 specialized judges for the national dishes, Palestinian Musakhan Roll dish won first place in the appetizers category. The Palestine pavilion also included Palestinian exhibits and products.
– The city of Szeged, the State of Palestine recorded a remarkable attendance at the International Cultural Evening 2023, where the Palestinian students designed the Palestinian pavilion to reflect Palestine culture & history. It included Palestinian exhibits and products, in addition to the Palestinian dish that the students prepared.
– Budapest, the Embassy of the State of Palestine presented dates in the name of the State of Palestine to a number of mosques and Islamic and Christian institutions on the occasion of the holidays, and received well-wishers on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr in an initiative aimed at strengthening cohesion among Palestinians living in Hungary. The embassy also participated in a seminar by Dr. Ahmad Tibi on the developments related to the Palestinian issue. The embassy participated as well in the fifth annual stipendium hungaricum anniversary. For more, Check our Facebook page
Palestine is present in the exhibition of the Hungarian artist márián Zoltán
24.04.2023: The Embassy of the State of Palestine to Hungary participated in the exhibition and ceremony of Dr. márián Zoltán, retired Deputy Attorney General, and lecturer at the University of Dabrecen, on the occasion of the publication of his book (Signatures of World Leaders – Rare Pictures and Their Stories). The ceremony, which was held in the city of Kecskemét and was attended by a number of ambassadors and diplomats in addition to the heads of universities and politicians, included a presentation of the most famous pictures, messages and stories sent by the leaders to Dr. Zoltán , including the letter of the late martyr Yasser Arafat, a signed picture by him, and a signed picture from H.E. Mr. President Mahmoud Abbas, in addition to the Queen Elizabeth and a number of Arab kings and other leaders such as Nelson Mandela. Dr. Zoltán began collecting personally signed photos and letters (approximately 3,000) from rulers, kings, leaders and celebrities since the beginning of the sixties when he was 10 years old and continued until the end of 2022 and compiled them in his book. The Embassy of the State of Palestine was represented by cultural activities officer Dr. Rawan Abu Zarqa.
Distributing dates in the name of Palestine to Islamic and Christian institutions, and the Palestinian embassy receives well-wishers of Eid al-Fitr
23.04.2023: On the occasion of the glorious Easter and Eid Al-Fitr, the Embassy of the State of Palestine distributed Palestinian dates in the name of the State of Palestine to a number of Christian and Islamic institutions and mosques, as these institutions thanked the State of Palestine and its leadership for this initiative. In a new initiative in Hungary, the Embassy of the State of Palestine opened its doors in the capital, Budapest, to all the people of Palestine in Hungary, on the second day of Eid al-Fitr, to exchange greetings and to establish social cohesion between the community and students in Hungary. Dozens of Palestinians flocked to Hungary, and many of them brought their children, as this step was well received by all.
16.04.2023: the Palestinian team won the title of the Arab Football Championship by defeating the Algerian team in the final match with a single goal in the tournament that took place in Hungary. Sixteen teams from the Arab countries in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, participated in the championship. The Moroccan community came third. The Dean of the Arab Diplomatic Corps in Hungary, Ambassador of Morocco Karima Kabaj, congratulated the Palestine team for winning the championship title and thanked the Embassy of Palestine for managing and organizing the tournament.
12.04.2023: Dr. András Patyi, Vice-President of the Curia, received Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini, at the Curia on 12 April 2023. In the framework of the visit, Ambassador Elhusseini had a discussion with the Vice-President of the Curia, during which, in addition to an overview of the main functions and structure of the Curia, they also touched upon the possibilities for developing their bilateral relations and the cooperation between their courts, as well as the similarities and differences between the Hungarian and Palestinian legal systems.
The Embassy of Palestine in Hungary this week
23.03.2023: A meeting at the embassy headquarters was held between Mayor of the city of Pecs Mr. Péterffy Attila and Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini who had a separate meeting with Dr. Zoltan Dubeczi Secretary General of Hungary Rectors conference. In the city of Szeged, Professor Dr. Peter Zakar, vice- Rector of the University of Szeged received Ambassador Elhusseini and Dr. Rajab and had a constructive discussion. The meeting was followed by a warm gathering with the Palestinian students in the city of Szeged.An inspiring meeting with brigadier general Dr. Kovács Gábor Dean of faculty of law and enforcement was held at the University of Public Service and later Ambassador Elhusseini had a productive meeting with Professors Dr. Kinga Dévényi and Dr. Erzsébet Rózsa. Palestine also joined Hungary and other nations in commemorations of the March 15 and national flag raising in front of Parliament in Budapest. Palestine and its beauty were present in the city of Pecs with a distinguished participation in the Cultural Evening at the University of Pecs.
Cities of Beit Jala and Máriapócs sign Cooperation agreement
21.03.2023: The Mayor of Palestinian city of Beit Jala, Mr. Issa Al-Qassis, and the Mayor of the Hungarian city of Máriapócs , Mr. Bertlan Pap, signed a cooperation agreement. The ceremony took place in Beit Jala, at the aim of strengthening bilateral relations and exchanging experiences and cooperation between the two cities, The Palestinian Government was represented by H.E. Dr. Amal Jadou Shakaa, Undersecretary of the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates in addition to an official delegation from the Ministry accompanied her. The Hungarian Government was represented by H.E. Dr. Csaba Rada Representative of Hungary in Palestine, Dr. Nassar Khamis, the Honorary Consul of Hungary in Palestine, in addition to other officials and guests from Hungary and Palestine.
Distinguished participation of Palestine in the International Evening in Pecs
18.03.2023: The State of Palestine participated in the International Evening at the University of Pecs, where Palestine’s participation included a pavilion that presented traditional Palestinian products, drawings, and various pieces, in addition to a Palestinian food section. Palestine also presented a dabke show (Palestinian folklore), a display of Palestinian traditional clothes, and a short film displaying various scenes and sides of Palestine and life in Palestine.
Embassy of Palestine in Hungary this week
13.03.2023: The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary participated in the meeting of the Council of Arab Ambassadors in Budapest, which was held at the residence of Tunis. The meeting dealt with several issues related to Arab-Hungarian relations, and the proposal of the State of Palestine to launch an Arab football league in Ramadan 1444. In addition, Ambassador Elhusseini participated in a working breakfast organized by Hungary Curia and Counselor Zafer Al-Salti participated in the consular conference at the invitation of the Hungarian Prison Headquarter. The activities of the Embassy of the State of Palestine included receiving Director of the Football Academy in Budapest Mr. Meszoly Geza and Dr. Nagy Tibor, where they discussed means of sports cooperation. On the other hand, a meeting took place between the Embassy of the State of Palestine, represented by Dr. Husam Rajab, with the ELKH research Network, and a discussion took place on ways to launch the Palestinian-Hungarian Research Cooperation Forum, in addition to giving Palestinian doctoral students the opportunity to participate in Hungarian research centers. Rajab had previously met with officials of the Tempus Foundation to discuss the conditions of Palestinian students who benefit from scholarships in Hungary. Differently, Dr. Rawan Abu Zarqa and Mr. Riyad Al-Najjar, representatives of the Embassy of the State of Palestine, met with the Director of the Russian Cultural Center. Abu Zarqa met earlier with the Directors of the Turkish Cultural Center, the Italian Cultural Center and the Italian Cultural Center, with the aim of coordinating cultural activities and events. The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary visited as well the Hungarian Music House, where they discussed opportunities for cooperation with Palestinian music institutes and receiving Palestinian artistic and cultural activities.
Activities in the last week
28.02.2023: Ambassador Dr. Fadi ElHusseini met with the Rector of the University of Pécs, Professor Mishta Attila, with the participation of Professor Istivan Tarossi, Head of the International Relations Department at the University, and Dr. Hossam Rajab, Student Affairs and Digital Media Officer at the Embassy. The meeting was followed by a meeting between Ambassador Elhusseini and Palestinian students in the city of Pécs. On the other hand, Ambassador Elhusseini received at the Embassy of the State of Palestine the Algerian Ambassador H.E. Mr. Abdelhafid ALAHOUM. Ambassador Elhusseini participated as well in the National Day of the State of Kuwait, Japan’s Emperor birthday, and at the invitation of the Mayor of the capital, he participated in Budapest’s celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the city’s unification.
Building bridges of cooperation with the Hungarian Civil Society: Ambassador Elhusseini receives a number of Hungarian dignitaries
16.02.2023: Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini received today a number of prominent Hungarian dignitaries and personalities and discussed ways to diversify and intensify the Palestinian presence in the Hungarian civil society and building more bridges for the benefit of both nations.
Interview with Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini – by Daily News Hungary
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Announcing the formation of the Preparatory Committee for the Palestinian Engineers in Hungary
05.02.2023: It was announced the formation of preparatory Committee for the Palestinian Engineers in Hungary. The committee consists of seven members who met with Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini and Fateh Secretary in Hungary Mr. Monir Salti at the embassy headquarter. Following the meeting, the committee met with a number of the Palestinian community and exchanged view.
The Embassy of the State of Palestine participates in the graduation ceremony of Palestinian students from the University of Agricultural and Life Sciences in the city of Gödöllő
25.01.2023: The Embassy of the State of Palestine to Hungary, represented by Ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini, and Student Affairs & Digital Media Officer, Dr. Hussam Rajab, participated in a graduation ceremony for the two Palestinian students, Anas Hashash and Abdullah Taqatqa, from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Life in the city of Gödöllő , wishing them a future full of success.
Founding the Palestinian Doctors and Pharmacists Union in Hungary
17.12.2022: Following a general conference, the inauguration of the establishment of a branch of the General Union of Palestinian Physicians and Pharmacists in Hungary was announced. Members of the conference arrived from several Hungarian cities, under the slogan “Together towards rebuilding Promising future”. A member of the Preparatory Committee, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Nader opened the remarks and ambassador Dr. Fadi Elhusseini, Dr. Ali Maarouf, member of the Executive Office of the Union of Physicians and Pharmacists of Palestine, and President of the German-Arab Medical Society in Germany gave brief speeches during the conference. After discussions and a review of the procedural rules, members of the Administrative Board of the Union of Palestinian Doctors and Pharmacists in Hungary were elected.
For the first time in five years: Palestine participates in the Diplomatic Charity Fair
28.11.2022: Palestine participated in the Diplomatic Charity Fair for the first time since 2017, along with a lot of countries. Palestine presented a rich and diverse pavilion with national and heritage products, which included Palestinian heritage products such as textiles, embroideries, and glassware, as well as distinguished Palestinian products such as olive oil, thyme, and dates. Signs were placed on all products in Hungarian and English explaining the product, its ingredients, and the city in which it was made as a kind of identification and promotion of the products. In the food section, several Palestinian food and foods were presented, prepared by Palestinian women from the community, and also carried explanations in Hungarian and English. Palestine also presented Dabke show in which the members of show dressed with Palestinian folkloric clothes. In conclusion, the gift of Palestine was in the prize draw for two nights in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem to one of the winners.
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Honoring Palestinian PhD graduates
12.11.2022: In conjunction with the anniversary of the martyrdom of the symbolic leader Yasser Arafat, and with the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence approaching, the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary and Fatah in Hungary honored a number of Palestinian PhD graduates, as an initiative to show appreciation to the graduates, and encourage the rest of the students to move forward and finish their studies to serve their country and their cause. Honoring doctoral students on this day is a message of the importance of the Palestinian human element on the one hand, and the importance of science in the liberation battle on the other hand. Ambassador Elhusseini announced the launch of the (Student of the Year) award for Palestinian students in Hungary, starting from the current academic year. At the end, the Student’s Union preparatory committee was introduced.
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