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FM Péter Szijjártó ordered members of the Hungarian diplomatic corps to stay away from Romania National Holiday celebrations

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Romania celebrates its national holiday on December 1, which is the anniversary of the annexation of Erdély in 1918 that was part of the Hungarian Kingdom for one thousand years.

There are celebrations every year, but this year Hungarian diplomats do not take part in any of the ceremonies, writes Hvg.hu.

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has stated (very correctly): "The Hungarian people have nothing to celebrate on December 1."

As a result, no Hungarian diplomat attended the Romanian Embassy Reception in Budapest.

Apparently, the Romanian ambassador didn't speak about the annexation of Erdély, but rather the Romanian - Hungarian bilateral treaty signed twenty years ago and the economic cooperation between the two countries.

Foreign Minister Szijjártó later confirmed that indeed, he issued a directive to members of the diplomatic corps telling them to stay away from Romania National Holiday Celebrations.

Szijjártó briefed members of parliament of his decision twice.

(hvg.hu - hungarianambiance.com)

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