1 July 2017: Hungary starts its rotating presidency of the Visegrad Group
Hungary has begun its year-long presidency of the Visegrad Group (V4), a cooperation of four countries — the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
South Africa is the 53th country to join the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme
Katalin Novák, Secretary of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs of the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities signed the Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Higher Education and Training with her counterpart, Emmanuel ”Blade” Bonginkosi Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education and Training of South Africa during her official visit to Pretoria in December 2017.
Farewell reception for the first South African Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders
Thanks to the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme 85 South African students will start their studies in Hungary from September 2017. The students are enrolled to 40 different courses at 15 Hungarian universities on Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.
The visit of Deputy State Secretary Szilveszter Bus and the signing of the MoU on Water
In May 2017 Deputy State Secretary for the Hungarian Government’s “Opening to the South” policy Mr. Szilveszter Bus paid an official visit to the Republic of South Africa, one of the most important and influential countries of the African continent and Hungary’s biggest African foreign trade partner, to further the development of bilateral strategic partnerships.