01/05/2013 Seoul

Seoul Friendship Fair 2013

The Embassy of Hungary in Seoul will represent Hungary at the “Seoul Friendship Fair 2013” cultural event organized by Seoul Metropolitan Government on the 4-5 May 2013. In the framework of the multi-national event exhibitors and visitors have the chance to get acquainted with the culture and food of other nations and participate in a wide range of exciting cultural programs (dance show, food tasting, drawing competition for kids, wearing traditional clothes, music café, etc.).

Time and venue of the event:

4-5 May 2013 (weekend) 12:00-19:00

Streets and squares around Seoul City Hall, Seoul Plaza, Mugyodong street (서울광장, 무교동 거리 및 청계광장)

All visitors are welcome at the Hungarian booth!



02/05/2013 Seoul

Study and Research in Europe 2013 fair   6th ‘Study and Research in Europe’ held at Yonsei University on the 8th of May

On the 8th of May, the 6th ‘Study and Research in Europe’ will be held at the New Millennium Hall (B2), Yonsei University with 15 European countries participating at the event.

‘Study and Research in Europe’ is held under the presidency of European Embassies in Korea, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, and the European Higher Education Institutes. This is the Education Fair that provides the most accurate and reliable information regarding overall European Higher Education.

‘Study and Research in Europe’ is now celebrating its 6th year in 2013 with the support and participation of 15 countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Swiss, and United Kingdom.

The Fair will be in session from 1 to 5 pm, where there will be individual booths hosted by all the participating countries ready for individual counseling. Country presentations by each participating country and language workshops (French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Hungarian, Dutch) will be also arranged for the visitors.

For those visitors who pre-registered through ‘Study and Research in Europe’ homepage (www.study-in-europe.kr) are eligible to win an iPad mini by a lucky draw. Visitors can also participate to win a round flight ticket to Europe, sponsored by Lufthansa German Airlines by completing the survey at the fair. There will be many other prizes, including free language course vouchers which will be announced at either each country’s workshops or presentations.





03/05/2013 Seoul

Guest performance of the Szalai Hungarian Gypsy Band in Seoul  

BravoComm brings the famous Szalai Hungarian Gypsy Band to Seoul!

Date of the concert: 12 May 2013. (Sunday) at 20:00

Venue of the concert: Seoul Art Hall, IBK Chamber Hall


Ticket prices: 30.000-70.000 KRW

Ticket sales and further information:




Further performances:

9 May - Nowon Cultural Center, Seoul

10 May - Wulsan Hyundai Art Center, Wulsan


07/05/2013 Seoul

Hungarian products at the 2013 Seoul Friendship Fair

The Embassy of Hungary in Seoul participated in the „Street of Flavors” program of the Seoul Friendship Fair 2013, a cultural event organized by Seoul Metropolitan Government on the 4-5 May 2013.

Visitors of the Hungarian booth had the chance to buy Tokaj wines from the Degenfeld winery and delicious sandwiches prepared with Pick salami and paprika sausage. Furthermore visitors were invited to taste Hungarian canned food products that might be on the shelves of Korean stores soon, such as fish soup, goulash soup, Székely style cabbage and layered cabbage. Volunteers of the traditional Hungarian flavors were asked to fill out a short survey.

The 2013 international event has attracted about 400.000 visitors. The Hungarian booth was very popular with its appetizing sandwiches, delighting both the eyes and the taste buds of onlookers. Our staff has prepared and served around 500 portion of sandwiches, as well as 30 bottles of wine. 160 surveys had been collected from those tasting the canned food products.

Herewith we would like to thank the support of the Degenfeld Winery and the Pick Szeged Salamy Factory from Hungary, their Korean partners E-Land and Maeil Dairies, as well as the valuable contribution of the volunteers operating the booth during the fair.


15/05/2013 Seoul

Consultation of the Hungarian Deputy State Secretary for Global Affairs in Seoul

Hungarian Deputy State Secretary for Global Affairs, Mr Szabolcs Takács consulted his Korean partner, deputy minister Lee Kyung-soo on the 10 May 2013. Within the framework of the regular yearly consultation mechanism the two leaders in charge of international affairs have overviewed several areas of the bilateral affairs and exchanged opinions about the situation on the Korean peninsula. The Hungarian Deputy State Secretary for Global Affairs assured his counterpart that the solid basis of the bilateral relations is built on mutually recognized values and interests and Hungary is supporting the Republic of Korea in the affairs on the Korean peninsula by maintaining a consequent standpoint and showing solidarity. Hungary supports the unification policy of South Korea and is willing to provide any required help to pursue the goals aimed by the policy.

In the Asian region South Korea is the second most important commercial partner of Hungary contributing to the increase of export volumes, primarily concerning agricultural products.

During his visit in South Korea, Hungarian Deputy State Secretary for Global Affairs, Mr Szabolcs Takács has participated in the preparatory meetings of the 7th World Water Forum in Daegu and the related side events in Seoul.