Budapest, May 12 (MTI) – US Ambassador Colleen Bell and Canadian Ambassador Lisa Helfand opened the 17th Ibero-American Week scientific and cultural programme in Pécs on Thursday.
Researchers and scholarship fellows pursuing American studies serve as an important “bridge” in US-Hungary relations, Bell said in her address at the opening.
Researchers help maintain a dialogue between the two cultures and give one another inspiration, she said.
The US ambassador is a patron of the Ibero-American Week, which has been organised by the University of Pecs in partnership with the Hungarian Association for American Studies (HAAS).
Chief patron of the programme is Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó.