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