Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been invited to give an opening address at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, USA, on August 4, Bertalan Havasi, the PM’s press chief, said on Monday.
Orbán gave a speech at the first CPAC Hungary conference in May, the first such event held in Europe. CPAC was founded in 1974, and has grown into an event drawing tens of thousands of conservatives every year.
HERE you can check the speakers of this year’s event in Dallas, but Orbán is not among them yet.
Thanks to government efforts, Hungarians living abroad have a stronger connection to the motherland now than they did before 2010, an official of the prime minister’s office said on Monday, addressing a training programme for teachers working in diaspora communities.
Deputy State Secretary Péter Szilágyi told the event held in Győr, in northwestern Hungary, that some 2.5 million Hungarians lived in diasporas worldwide. Including those living in the Carpathian Basin, the number of Hungarians came to 15 million, he added.
In recent years, the state secretariat for Hungarians abroad has launched youth camps, teacher trainings as well as tenders for civil organisations working with Hungarians abroad, Szilágyi said. St Stephen University in Győr is hosting a five-day training programme for teachers of Hungarian literature, grammar and history in weekend schools worldwide. Professionals from Western European countries, Argentina, Australia, Chile and Canada are attending.