US Centre Won’t Host 1956 Conference To Mark Hungarian Revolution

  • 17 Aug 2016 9:00 AM
US Centre Won’t Host 1956 Conference To Mark Hungarian Revolution
The Washington-based Woodrow Wilson International Researchers Center will not arrange a scholarly conference to mark the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution, Népszabadság reports.

The newspaper argued that it is a fiasco for Hungarian diplomacy because the idea had been formally proposed by the Hungarian embassy early this summer.

Népszabadság has learnt that the rejection last week took the foreign ministry by surprise as they had already prepared an agenda for the conference and proposed participants.

According to the daily the US was concerned that Hungary would send academics whose scholarly work is unworthy of the standards of the Wilson Centre.

US officials may also be aware that Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó stating in an interview with Index recently that while the prime minister and his staff “have not yet made a decision” it has been suggested that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán would visit America around the date of the anniversary.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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