Signature between Hungary and SEGIB for scholarships in Ibero-America

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The Ibero-American Secretary General, Andres Allamand, and on behalf of the Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Peter Szijjarto, the Hungarian Ambassador to Spain, Katalin Toth, have signed the Memorandum of Understanding between Hungary and SEGIB on Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships for Ibero-American students.

This agreement, which offers 20 university scholarships to Ibero-American students, “is the first step on a common path and we are convinced that it will lead Hungary towards future prosperous collaborations with the Ibero-American community in other areas of knowledge, education and social cohesion,” the Hungarian Embassy said in a statement.

Hungary’s associate observer status was approved in December 2020 and formalized at the Ibero-American Summit in Andorra in April 2021. The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and in particular the Minister Szijjarto, “places particular emphasis on broadening horizons and seeking partnerships outside of Europe,” the statement continues, “which, especially in recent times, is essential. That is why, in 2015, Hungary developed the “Opening to the South” strategy, thanks to which, over the past 7 years, we have reopened several embassies that were closed during the 2008 crisis and decided to open new ones. news in Latin America”.

“This embassy, ​​the statement concludes, works to bring Hungary closer to the Latin American and Caribbean region, taking advantage of the fact that the capital of Spain is the best place in Europe to strengthen ties with our Ibero-American friends. During the upcoming Hungarian EU presidency in trio with Spain and Belgium, our country will support the Spanish priority of highlighting the importance of Latin America for Europe.

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