Greetings from the Ambassador
Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Hungary in Pretoria.
In the spirit of the Opening to the South Strategy, Hungary intends to nurture and further develop its traditionally good relations with the countries of the African continent with new impetus. The main task of our Embassy, as a regional representation, is to facilitate the improvement of political, economic, trade, educational, scientific, cultural, tourism and sports relations between Hungary and the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, and to provide consular protection for our compatriots. Based in Pretoria, I represent Hungary beyond the Republic of South Africa, in Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Republic of South Africa, with which we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of full diplomatic relations in 2021, occupies a prominent place in our network of relations with sub-Saharan Africa.
Our Embassy seeks to explore mutually beneficial cooperation opportunities with the Republic of South Africa and the other accredited countries, while promoting market access of Hungarian products to foreign markets and encouraging investments. To this end, we encourage regular high-level visits and promote both inbound and outbound business delegations.
I am confident that this website and the Facebook page of our Embassy will contribute to the proper disclosure of information for Hungarian citizens and for those interested in our country, and thus to strengthening of our bilateral relations.
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