GREETINGS FROM THE AMBASSADOR
Welcome to our website.
Since June 2016, the first days of my Ambassadorship, I have been working relentlessly to properly and effectively represent the interests of the Hungarian citizens in the United Kingdom and to further develop the excellent relationship between our countries, inter alia in the political, economic, cultural, scientific and human fields. Following the referendum on 23 June 2016 the government of the United Kingdom will face serious decisions and I am confident to say that Hungary will take a supportive role during this process. Nonetheless we must keep in mind two major objectives, that we consider of utmost importance. First to safeguard the rights and interests of Hungarians already living in the United Kingdom, second, to ensure that existing business ties will remain at their current high level and develop even further.
The common historical and cultural heritage that Hungary and the United Kingdom shared through centuries provides an excellent base for this endeavour. Let me just mention the besainted Queen of Scotland, who was born and raised in Hungary, the iconic Chain Bridge in Budapest that was designed by a British architect, or the Gresham Palace in Budapest named after the founder of the Royal Exchange.
This website aims to enable our readers to follow the latest developments in Hungarian-UK relations, to provide information about different programmes organised by the Embassy, and also to distribute practical information on consular issues that most directly concern our citizens.
I trust that my tenure will contribute to the advancement of the above goals and will help to further deepen the already existing trust and understanding between the people of Hungary and the United Kingdom.
Ambassador Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky
News & Highlights
Ambassador Szalay-Bobrovniczky welcomed Ambassador Sečka of the Czech Republic, Ambassador Rzegocki of Poland and Ambassador Rehák of Slovakia for a lunch to discuss the priorities and activities of the Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrád 4 countries, running from 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018.Read More
The special envoy for the Extreme Light Infrastructure consortium visits the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
The special envoy responsible for the international coordination of the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) consortium, Dr Zsolt Fülöp, visited Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) close to Oxford on 7 April 2017. Dr Fülöp met Andrew Taylor, the CEO of the Science and Technology Facility Council, which provides most of the funds for RAL, and John Collier, the Director of Central Laser Facility.Read More
Ambassador Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky paid his first official visit to Cardiff, Wales on 30-31 March 2017. During his stay, the Hungarian Ambassador met Mr Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure and held a discussion with Ms Ann Jones AM, Deputy Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales.Read More
Ambassador Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky met Karin von Hippel, Director General of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, commonly known as RUSI, the oldest security and defence think tank in the world, and also Jonathan Eyal, International Director of RUSI on 28 March 2017, at the think tank’s prominent Whitehall building.Read More