Hungary Re-Opens its Embassy in Manila
From left: Ambassador of Hungary to the Philippines József Bencze, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó, Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez and Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Concerns Ariel Y. Abadilla formally re-open the Embassy of Hungary in Manila.
03 April 2017 MANILA – Hungary formally re-opened its embassy in Manila on March 28. This move is in line with Hungary’s “Opening to the East” policy, which seeks to orient Hungary to Asia, outside its traditional European orbit.
Hungary opened its resident mission in Manila in September 1991. It was subsequently closed on 31 May 1995 and jurisdiction was transferred to the Hungarian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
H.E. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, along with high-level Philippine government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, and businessmen graced the re-opening of the Embassy. END