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- The Embassy agreed in the company of other 29 embassies in Budapest to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexual communities.
- The agreement of the Embassy is active since 2017, follows the conviction of the policy of equality of all genders, no discrimination and respect of the human rights of the Mexican Government.
Budapest, Hungary, 17th of august, 2020.– The Mexican Embassy in Hungary is pleased to announce, that together with other 29 embassies accredited by the Hungarian Government and 8 cultural centres of Budapest, signed the agreement of the 25° Anniversary of Pride Festival of Budapest, expressing the support of all people, who are part of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexual (LGBT) communities. As well as, their equal rights to the peaceful expression of their thoughts and, to the reunion for celebrate the Liberty of all forms of discrimination.
From today, the 17th of august, to the 24th of august in 2020. it is the Pride Week of Budapest. Due to this event, the Mexican Embassy will locate the rainbow flag to its building, in the symbol of the fight for the equality and the no discrimination of the collective membership of the LGBTI. From 2017, the Mexican Embassy in Hungary is an active participant of the initiatives of Budapest Pride, the organization of local civil society, responsible for coordination of the activities of the Pride march for 25 years.
Then, here is the joint statement:
Joint Declaration of the 25th Budapest pride Festival
17th of august, 2020.
On the occasion of the 25th Budapest Pride Festival, we, the undersigned embassies and cultural institutes, express our strong support for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community and their rights to equality, peaceful expression and assembly, and freedom from discrimination. We note the important advocacy of LGBTI civil society organizations which are working to ensure that all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, receive the full protection of the law. Respect for the rule of law and universal human rights are the foundations upon which democratic states are built.
International human rights law is grounded on the broad premise that all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are equal, and entitled to the same rights and freedoms without discrimination. We reject and condemn acts of violence, harassment, and discrimination in all regions of the world committed against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We support the fight against hate speech, violence, and discrimination targeting LGBTI individuals and communities at the international, regional, and national levels. We encourage further steps in every country to ensure the equality and dignity of all human beings irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and stress the need for elected leaders and governments to show respect for and protect the rights of LGBTI persons.
Celebrating diversity is an important way to promote respect for human rights. Budapest Pride has the longest history of such events in the region, and we highlight its role in promoting equality of treatment and social acceptance for all LGBTI persons, and contributing to the creation of a more just and inclusive society.
Signed by the Following Embassies and Cultural Institutes:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Austrian Cultural Forum Budapest, British Council, Instituto Cervantes, Instituto Camões, FinnAgora, Institut Français, Goethe-Institut, Italian Cultural Institute, Wallonie-Bruxelles International.
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- The Mexican Government has announced the nomination of Jesús Seade current Deputy Secretary for North America in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and head of the negotiating team for the Free Trade Agreement in Mexico, the United States and Canada, as a candidate to head the WTO.
- Seade has experience in the most important multilateral organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the GATT.
- The Mexican Government positions a solid candidate with the experience and ability to represent the best global interests in the field of free trade, at a key moment to protect and promote multilateralism and international cooperation.
Budapest, Hungary, June 11th, 2020 – The Embassy of Mexico in Hungary is pleased to inform that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has announced the nomination of Jesús Seade to the post of Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the current chief USMCA negotiator and Deputy Secretary for North America.
Jesús Seade has an extensive understanding of the economies and trade dynamics in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, and well-established relationships with the leading actors in world trade. His long experience in the most important international economic organizations —including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB) and the World Trade Organization itself— is a proven track record of his abilities within these key multilateral trade institutions.
As Mexico's ambassador to the GATT, Deputy Secretary Seade gave it important victories in trade disputes over antidumping duties on cement and the tuna embargo. He also represented Mexico as chief negotiator to the Uruguay Round, the origin of the current WTO. Negotiations were paralyzed, and it was agreed to make changes to the GATT senior leadership. The organization unanimously appointed Peter Sutherland as the new director-general, with then-Ambassador Seade as the new deputy director-general.
The new team steered the negotiations to a successful conclusion, which included renegotiating benefits for the least-developed countries (LDCs), mainly in Africa, a process led by Deputy Secretary Seade. This series of negotiations led to the creation of the WTO as a replacement for the GATT, where Seade served as founding deputy director-general.
The nomination of Undersecretary Seade to the post of WTO Director-General by the Government of Mexico comes in recognition of his experience and abilities but, above all, is a sign of the country's commitment to the multilateral order. Mexico is nominating a strong candidate with the experience and ability to represent the best global interests in free trade, at a key moment for protecting and promoting multilateralism and international cooperation.
Who is Jesús Seade?
Jesús Seade studied Chemical Engineering at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and received master's and doctoral degrees in Economics from the University of Oxford, England, under the guidance of the Nobel Prize in Economics, James Mirrlees. He wrote his doctoral thesis on optimal tax policies for income distribution. He was chair professor at Warwick University, UK, and founding director of the Center for Economic Studies of El Colegio de México (Colmex), as well as executive secretary of the Mexican Nuclear Energy Commission. In Hong Kong, he was vice president of Lingnan University, and in China he was associate vice president for Global Affairs at the Chinese University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen. He has also served as senior advisor to the Hong Kong Secretaries of Financial Services and Trade and Industry, prior to becoming Mexico’s chief negotiator of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in 2018.
At the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as a senior advisor, he was responsible for managing the IMF's policies on the financial crises in Argentina, Turkey and Brazil, also negotiating debt relief for fifteen high-debt African countries, confirming his experience with developing economies and his skill as a negotiator. He also served previously as principal economist at the World Bank. At both institutions, he led technical assistance missions for more than fifty countries in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
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FRIDA KAHLO EXHIBITION IN THE HUNGARIAN NATIONAL GALLERY.
- Overall - the relevance of the content of the exhibition, the National Gallery of Budapest; and the most important private collection of Frida Kahlo- give Budapest a special distinction in the artistic world at a global level that will encourage people from different countries to visit this capital.
- The symbolism in the artwork of Frida Kahlo today is part of the art collection of the 20th century and without a doubt, its influence transcends contemporary artists from different countries, especially it has been the inspiration of young creators who have taken it as an emblem.
- The Embassy of Mexico in Hungary, in the framework of the promotion of Mexican culture and art, will organize a series of events within the framework of this exhibition, which are complementary and reflect the inter-institutional dialogue between Hungary and Mexico.
Budapest, Hungary, July 5th, 2018. – In the Hungarian National Gallery, the Frida Kahlo Exhibition was inaugurated, which will be open to the public from July 6th –anniversary of the birthday of the famous Mexican painter - until November 5th, 2018. Bringing Frida Kahlo's works was possible due to the joint effort of the National Gallery of Budapest and the Dolores Olmedo Museum in Mexico City, in an inter-institutional dialogue linking Hungary and Mexico, as well as owing to the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, the Agency for International Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico - through the Embassy of Mexico in Hungary - as well as the private sponsors of Gránit Bank, Group MVM, AirFrance and Sofitel. At the opening ceremony, we counted on the participation of José Luis Martínez, General Director of Educational and Cultural Cooperation of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID); David Nájera Rivas, Ambassador of Mexico to Hungary; Dr. László Baán, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery; Mr. Carlos Phillips, Director of the Dolores Olmedo Museum, Dr. Adriana Lantos, curator of the exhibition; and the Mexican artist, Cristina Kahlo.
The exhibition has a high artistic and cultural value that gives it relevance not only in Europe but all over the world. It is important to mention that the works and the museum design are the result of the fine curatorial work of Dr. Adriana Lantos. As a whole - the relevance of the content of the exhibition, the National Gallery of Budapest; and the most important private collection of Frida Kahlo- give Budapest a special distinction in the artistic world at a global level that will encourage people from different countries to visit this capital. On the other hand, Frida Kahlo and her art are typical intrinsic elements of Mexico and the world itself. The symbolism in its composition today is part of the artistic heritage of the twentieth century and without a doubt, its influence transcends contemporary artists from different countries, especially it has been the inspiration of young creators who have taken it as an emblem.
The Embassy of Mexico in Hungary, of the promotion of Mexican culture and art, will organize a series of events related to this exhibition, which are complementary and reflect the inter-institutional dialogue between Hungary and Mexico. The first one will be the conference "Frida Kahlo - Life, Time and Work", given by Ambassador José Luis Martínez that will take place in Budapest Projekt Gallery (Kossuth Lajos utca 14-16), organized jointly with the Gallery and the City Hall of Budapest. Additionally, the Embassy prepares a series of parallel activities that will promote the exhibition linking various aspects of Mexican culture, an intrinsic theme in the work of Frida Kahlo, with Budapest, Hungary: gastronomic events, artistic programs, the participation of Mexico as a guest country in the Bártok Béla Urban Festival of Budapest, the celebration of the Day of the Dead, among other initiatives that will be announced in a timely manner.
The presence of Frida Kahlo in the National Gallery of Budapest is another example of the cultural and institutional dialogue between Mexico and Hungary, a fundamental pillar in the relations between both countries. The enthusiasm displayed by the people involved in bringing this exhibition to Hungary is a source of pride for Mexicans.
To see the photographs of the press conference of the exhibition of Frida Kahlo in the Hungarian National Gallery please click here.
To see the photographs of the official inauguration ceremony of the exhibition of Frida Kahlo in the Hungarian National Gallery please click here.
To see the photographs of the Reception of our Ambassador held in his Residence in honour of the Frida Kahlo exhibition please click here.
To see the photographs of the conference of José Luis Martínez entitled "Frida Kahlo, time and work" please click here.
About Frida Kahlo.
Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907 - July 13, 1954), whose full name is Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo and Calderón, was a Mexican artist who expressed herself through her art and personality after having suffered an accident that left her bedridden for long periods of time when she was only 18 years old. Since then, he focused on painting self-portraits using a mirror inserted in the canopy of his bed that she eventually changed to an easel, each time practically perfecting his stroke with the influence of her personal experiences but also of the historical moments she was living in.
In 1928, Frida Kahlo joined the League of Young Communist, the year in which Diego Rivera painted her on the walls of the Ministry of Public Education; in 1929, she married the painter, who in November of that year was expelled from the Communist Party and later, both marched to the United States. In 1934 they returned to Mexico and three years later they hosted Leon Trotsky, when he arrived in Mexico as an asylum seeker. His relations with the old Bolshevik were profound. They had an active participation in Trotskyism and in the movement of solidarity with the Spanish Republic. In 1938 she became friends with André Breton who encouraged her to exhibit in Paris. She previously presented a sample of her work in Paris, and she had previously presented her work in New York.
In 1940, Diego and Frida got divorced and after a few months, they got married again. In 1942 she was counted among the founding members of the Seminar of Mexican Culture. Far from Trotskyism, in 1943 she entered as a teacher the Academy of La Esmeralda where some of her students were known as Los Fridos, to whom she directed the decoration of the La Rosita hairdressing and some public laundry facilities in Coyoacán. She received a government award for Moisés (1946); however, as part of her disruptive personality and unlike her contemporaries, Frida Kahlo did not venture into Mexican Muralism. In 1948 she was readmitted into the Mexican Communist Party, which she belonged to until her death, shortly before which she attended, in a wheelchair, a demonstration against the coup d'état that overthrew the president of Guatemala, Jacobo Arbenz. In 1953, an individual exhibition of her work was opened at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Mexico City, the only one that was presented in Mexico during her lifetime.
About that Mexico in which Frida Kahlo lived and developed her artwork.
Mexico flourished in the 1920s and 1930s as a liberal destination, which attracted foreign artists, writers, photographers and filmmakers, a time that came to be known as the Mexican Renaissance. The exhibition on Frida Kahlo, shows an artistic and cultural expression emanated from a post-revolutionary Mexico. After concluding a period of continuous internal struggles between 1910 and 1920, the priority of the governments following the Mexican Revolution were the need to generate a nation project as well as a national identity on the roots of institutions that remained in spite of the conflict. One of them was the National Preparatory School in Mexico City, perhaps the most important because it is the place where young Mexicans were educated under the scientific bases inherited from Positivism: lawyers, doctors, teachers and artists share the instructions of that institution; Frida Kahlo was one of those students.
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- The Mexican Government and the cruise operator collaborate to facilitate the repatriation of 799 crew members, including Hungarian, Croatian and Bulgarian nationals.
- Flights departed from Mexican airports to European capitals, transferring the crew to their countries of origin.
- This situation is an example of the challenges in various areas that the global pandemic has brought, making clear the need to strengthen cooperation strategies that provide practical solutions without conditions.
Budapest, Hungary, May 26th, 2020. - The Embassy of Mexico in Hungary, concurrent for the Republic of Bulgaria and for the Republic of Croatia, reports that the Government of Mexico and Carnival Corporation (CCL in the New Stock Exchange York | www.carnivalcorp.com), a cruise operating company, collaborate to facilitate the repatriation of 799 crew members stranded, due to the global pandemic, in various vessels docked in ports on the west coast of the United States, including 6 Hungarian nationals, 8 Croatian nationals and 4 Bulgarian nationals.
Carnival Corporation has concentrated the COVID-19 free crew on the Koningsdam cruise ship, which is located in the vicinity of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, from where charter flights are planned to specific destinations such as San Pedro Sula, Honduras ; Bridgetown, Barbados; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Belgrade, Serbia; and Lima, Peru. Likewise, the company will charter three shuttle flights for the transfer of European citizens from the Mexico City International Airport to various European capitals, from which they take the corresponding flights to their countries of origin. The first of these flights departed on May 21 to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Regarding nationals of countries in the Central European, Eastern European and Balkan regions, -about 300 crew members- the company has organized flights from Puerto Vallarta to Belgrade, Serbia, scheduled to leave between May 22 and 23 next.
The members of the crew of this company have been quarantined on board of various vessels, making urgent a joint and coordinated action to facilitate the safe repatriation of each crew member to their country of origin. This situation is an example of the challenges in various areas that the global pandemic has brought, making clear the need to strengthen cooperation strategies that provide practical solutions without conditions, involving different actors in society, in this case private companies and public institutions such as the Government of the State of Jalisco in Mexico, the municipality of Puerto Vallarta and diplomatic representatives accredited in Mexican territory.
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THE WORLD'S MOST POPULATED SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRY RECOGNIZED THOSE HUNGARIAN STUDENTS WHO HAVE DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES IN THEIR SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDIES AT SECONDARY LEVEL
- The Ambassador of Mexico in Hungary, David Nájera, offered a reception at his Residence to recognize the most outstanding Hungarian students of the 2017/18 school year who have distinguished themselves in their Spanish language studies at secondary level.
- The 34 best Hungarian students were chosen from almost two thousand students from eleven Hungarian educational institutions and received an award of excellence in a ceremony presided over by the Mexican representative.
Budapest, Hungary, May 29th, 2018. – David Renato Nájera Rivas Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico in Hungary, organized on May 29, 2018 in his Residence a reception to recognize the most outstanding Hungarian students of the 2017/18 school year who have distinguished themselves in their Spanish language studies at secondary level.
The most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world has chosen between two thousand students of eleven secondary schools in Hungary the best 34 Hungarian students who have distinguished themselves in their Spanish language studies at secondary level, who received their awards from the Ambassador of Mexico in this country in a special ceremony.
Among the eleven Hungarian high schools we can find institutions from Budapest, Debrecen, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Pécs, Szeged and Veszprém that allow their students to study in Spanish, among others. At this reception, apart from the representatives of the schools, Latin American Ambassadors accredited in Hungary, former Hungarian Ambassadors in Mexico, high ranking Hungarian officials, as well as representatives of Hungarian universities and the Cervantes Institute in Budapest have also participated.
The Embassy of Mexico in Hungary presented for the first time in its history diplomas and commemorative medals to recognize outstanding Hungarian students, which clearly reflects the commitment of the Mexican government to strengthen ties of cooperation between the two countries in the cultural-educational field.
To see the photos of the event please click here!
List of the educational institutions represented
The represented schools are the Gyula Illyés High School in Budaörs, the Mihály Babits High School in Budapest, the Klára Leövey High School in Budapest, the Mihály Fazekas High School in Debrecen, the János Bolyai High School in Kecskemét, the Ottó Herman High School in Miskolc, the Zoltán Kodály High School in Pécs, the István Tömörkény High School in Szeged, the Albert Vetési High School in Veszprém, the Hungarian-Spanish Bilingual Institute Mihály Károlyi in Kispest, as well as the SEK Budapest International School.
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