János Csák, the minister of culture and innovation, opened a conference organised by the Friends of Hungary Foundation for the eighth time in Budapest on Friday.
Belonging to a community, care, balance and security are among the values that have been at the heart of the decisions of the civic governments in power since 2010, the minister said.
Csák said that 95 percent of the decisions made by the civic governments served the four eternal “human values” that are independent of time and space. “We want as many people as possible, as many Hungarians as possible, to benefit from them,” he said.
In his welcome speech, Szilveszter E. Vízi, president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences between 2002 and 2008 and now head of the foundation, said that the participants arriving from 25 countries on five continents are united by their love of Hungary, irrespective of whether they are Hungarians or not.
“It is culture that brings us together,” he said.