Hungary has reopened its consulate general in Lendava (Lendva), Slovenia, where there is a sizable Hungarian community.
“After many years, Hungarian diplomacy has returned to Lendava, the capital of Slovenia’s Hungarian community,” foreign ministry state secretary Levente Magyar said at the consulate general’s inauguration on Thursday.
He said Lendava had always been of special interest to the Hungarian government as a symbol of its good relations with Slovenia.
Hungary has provided 1.2 billion forints (EUR 3.8m) in funding for Slovenian Hungarian farmers and entrepreneurs in the past half year alone, he said, noting the helpful attitude of the Slovenian government.
Magyar promised the Hungarian community continued support should the Fidesz government win the April 8 general election.
The Lendava consulate is the 23rd to have been opened in the past four years, he noted.
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