RIYADH: The Hungarian Embassy in Riyadh arranged a reception to rejoice the nationwide day on October 1st. 23.

“This is a nice honor for me to rejoice the anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution along side all distinguished Saudi dignitaries, contributors of the diplomatic corps and buddies of Hungary dwelling and dealing in Saudi Arabia,” the Hungarian Ambassador stated. Balazs Selmeci.

The Ambassador welcomed his esteemed visitors, together with the Ambassadors to the Kingdom of Greece, Austria, Iraq and Palestine.

Riyadh Mayor Prince Faisal bin Abdulaziz bin Mohammed bin Ayyaf Al-Miqrin attended the rite as visitor of honor.

The reception opened with the Saudi and Hungarian nationwide anthems. The Ambassador then gave a speech thanking and stressing the significance of such the most important date within the historical past of Hungary.

“Each and every October, because the fall of communism, we take into accout the 13 superb days of autumn 1956. We pay tribute to the heroes of the Hungarian rebellion who antagonistic the oppressive communist regime,” he stated.

“In 1996, we established diplomatic members of the family with Saudi Arabia, and during the last 26 years we now have laid the principles of our bilateral members of the family in keeping with mutual political consider,” Selmeci stated.

All through his speech, the Ambassador informed the tale of Gyula Germanus, a Hungarian professor of Oriental research, MP and creator who sparked members of the family with the Kingdom within the mid-1930s.

“Prof. Germanus – after his conversion as a Muslim, Julius Abdulkarim Germanus – used to be the primary Hungarian Muslim to accomplish Hajj in Mecca in 1935. He now not handiest carried out Hajj, however even won permission to research the Black Stone, as he used to be as soon as a greater pupil of geology,” the ambassador stated.

“Our Hungarian orientalist already established touch with our Saudi buddies in 1936, about 100 years in the past. Sure, our diplomatic members of the family are handiest 26 years outdated, however the members of the family between the 2 international locations, particularly the pleasant members of the family between the 2 international locations, (are) a couple of century outdated,” he stated.

On the time, Germanus used to be a visitor within the royal tent of the past due King Abdulaziz and wrote a ebook about his travels within the holy land.

“He used to be one of the crucial few Europeans who at the moment may provide to the sector the real identification and great thing about Saudi Arabia, for which all of us pay homage and salute him,” the ambassador stated.

Selmeci wired the significance of amassing different ambassadors and public figures of the Kingdom to rejoice this instance.

In 2014, the Hungarian Embassy arranged the primary Arab-Hungarian Industry Discussion board in Riyadh with the participation of 150 nationwide corporations. In 2023, they’re making ready for the fourth consultation of the Hungarian-Saudi Joint Financial Fee.

During the Joint Hungarian-Saudi Financial Fee, the Ambassador hopes to look Hungarian corporations running within the Kingdom to give a contribution to Imaginative and prescient 2030.


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