New Procedure for Diplomatic Authentication - Entry into Force of the Apostille Convention for the Philippines
On May 14, 2019 the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention) entered into force for the Philippines. From this day, the requirement to obtain diplomatic authentication of the document at the Hungarian Consulate is abolished and the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines (DFA) will no longer issue Authentication Certificates („red ribbon”).
First Session of the Hungary-Philippines Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation
Hungary and the Philippines convened the inaugural meeting of the Philippines-Hungary Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation (JCEC) on 2-3 April 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. The inaugural JCEC was led by H.E. Ceferino Rodolfo, Undersecretary for Industry Development and Trade Policy of the Department of Trade and Industry of the Philippines, and H.E. István Joó, Deputy State Secretary for Export Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary. The sides agreed to deepen cooperation in the areas of water management, farming, the food industry, food safety and ICT, said István Joó, deputy state secretary at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó welcomes Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. in Budapest
“Tightening relations with Southeast Asia represents a major opportunity for the Hungarian economy and Hungarian enterprises”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in Budapest on Friday following a meeting with Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines Teodoro Locsin.
Message from Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó on the occasion of the March 15th Celebrations
"Honouring the heroes of the Revolution and War of Independence of 1848-1849 we can see, they knew how to decide and how to act. In their hearts, their homeland was in the first place, they wanted to break the chains of the imperial oppression, fought for the country's freedom, independence, and they sacrificed their lives if it was necessary. Their heroic acts have transformed history, had a significant impact on what we think of ourselves and what others think of us."
Call for Scholarship Application for the Balassi Summer University
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade invites applications for a Hungarian State scholarship for the Balassi Summer University Programme. The objective of the scholarship is to improve, broaden and strengthen the Hungarian language skills and cultural knowledge of the participants in the programme