Consular News in September

By Katalin Pearman, Honorary Consul

Hungarian diplomat is new UN General Assembly president

On September 14, 2022 Hungarian diplomat Csaba Kőrösi was sworn in as the new President of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Kőrösi took his oath of office on the Charter of the United Nations in the presence of UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the former UN General Assembly president, Abdulla Shahid. In his speech following his inauguration, Kőrösi said the war in Ukraine must end as soon as possible and a ceasefire must be achieved. He thanked Hungary and the countries of the Eastern European region for their support. Kőrösi said his work as president would be guided by trust, solidarity, sustainability and science. Kőrösi’s inauguration marks the start of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

(Source: Hungarian Embassy)

FM Szijjártó meets with New US Ambassador David Pressman

Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó had his first, informal meeting with the new US Ambassador to Hungary, David Pressman. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade noted of the meeting that “Ambassador David Pressman and I share a common goal: better Hungarian-American relations.” Ambassador Pressman also presented his credentials to Hungarian President Katalin Novák.

(Source: Hungarian Embassy)

Hungary prepares for papal visit in 2023

After meeting Pope Francis in Rome, President Katalin Novák said Hungary is set to begin preparations for a visit by the Pope scheduled for next year, with the pontiff confirming his intention to travel to Hungary. President Novák said that her forty-minute private audience with the Pope covered the topic of a future papal visit to Hungary, the war in Ukraine and family support.

(Source: Hungarian Embassy)

Remote consular day planned for Seattle

There are plans for another Remote Consular Day in Seattle toward the end of this year. If you have had email communication with the Honorary Consulate in Seattle in the past year to two, you are most likely already on the mailing list and don’t have to do anything at this time, just wait for the announcement. For those who haven’t had any contact with me and would like to be notified, please send an email to with ‘Interested in Remote Consular Day’ in the subject line, so I can add you to the mailing list and notify you once the date is set.

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