Deputy State Secretary Gergely Prőhle received Douglas Davidson, Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues from the US Department of State, on April 24, 2014. Mr Prőhle informed his guest about the current Holocaust Memorial Year in Hungary.

He stressed that Hungary aims to make the Memorial Year a success, which is not conceivable without the active participation of the Hungarian Jewish community.

 

The Hungarian Deputy State Secretary also outlined the the plans for the Hungarian Presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in 2015. As regards the statement issued by the US Embassy in Budapest this week („United States Embassy Statement Encouraging Dialogue”), Mr Prőhle claimed that the statement was counter-productive, but confirmed that the Hungarian Government wanted to continue its dialogue with the relevant organizations concerning the Holocaust Memorial Year.

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs)