Iain Lindsay, the British ambassador of Hungary, shared a heartfelt message on his Instagram feed about leaving the country and introducing his successor.
Világgazdaság reported that the Foreign Ministry of the UK already announced in a press conference that, after four years, he is leaving office. His successor, Paul Fox, will be the new British ambassador of Hungary from September 2020.
Fox worked in Moscow as an ambassador-counselor but gained experience in Dubai, Warsaw, and former Yugoslavia.
Lindsay surprised Hungarians many times. On the Day of Hungarian Culture, he expressed his kindness with an exclusive video, in which Lindsay read aloud his favourite Hungarian youth novel, The Paul Street Boys. The video was posted by the British Embassy in Budapest.
In 2019, Lindsay celebrated with Scrabble on social media.
The photo features a toy betyár figure and a Scrabble layout, spelling several Hungarian words, with concepts that represent Hungarian culture for Lindsay. Then, the diplomat asked his followers to share what Hungarian culture means for them.
In 2016, Lindsay surprised the world on 11 April, which is the National Poetry Day in Hungary, by reading one of Attila József’s poems.
Hungary has celebrated the National Poetry day on 11 April since 1964. The date is important because it is the birthday of Attila József, one of the best Hungarian poets in the 20th century.