Buenos Aires, May 25 (MTI) – World War One was a big tragedy of our modern history and the destruction it caused still has its effects today, the Hungarian parliamentary speaker said in Buenos Aires.
Laszlo Kover is paying an official visit to Argentina where on Sunday he laid a wreath in the capital city at the Heroes’ Wall dedicated to Hungarian soldiers who died in WWI, parliament’s press chief Zoltan Szilagyi said.
Hungarians who fled their country after WWI created a large community in Argentina, Kover said at the ceremony.
The second wave of Hungarian emigrants arrived in Argentina after WWII and settled mostly in Buenos Aires, Kover said at the ceremony.
Although a long time has passed since then, there are still several associations and four registered congregations of the Hungarian community operating in Argentina, said Kover.
They have kept the tradition of Hungary and Hungarians around the world paying tribute to their nation’s heroes on the last Sunday of May since 1925, he said.
Kover thanked the local Hungarian community on behalf of the Hungarian parliament and asked its members to keep nurturing this tradition in the future.
The house speaker arrived in Argentina after an official visit to Chile last week.