FM Levy on 10 years of Israeli-Hungarian relations

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
21 September 1999

Foreign Minister David Levy wrote to his Hungarian counterpart (Friday) 17.9.99 on the 10th anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between two countries.

The Foreign Minister also congratulated Hungary on becoming a democratic state and full member of NATO.

On the occasion of Rosh Hashana, Levy extended holiday greetings to the Hungarian people for the new year and wishes them success in achieving their hopes to quickly join the European Union and to continue to reap the benefits of their achievements and prosperity.

Hungary severed diplomatic relations with Israel in the wake of the 1967 Six-Day War and re-opened an interest office in 1988. Full diplomatic relations were established on 18 September, 1989. In the past decade, trade approaches $100 million annually.